RE: System for naming graphics files

Subject: RE: System for naming graphics files
From: "Richard L Hamilton" <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:07:18 -0700

David,

If that's the only thing she curses you for, you will be in
line for parent of the century:).

That said, I tend to use the full year because, at least during
these early years of the century, there's no ambiguity as to
the year: i.e., is 20090108 is clearly January 8, 2009 and not
Sept 1, 2008; 090108 isn't as clear.

Dick Hamilton
Managing Writers: A Real World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation
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> To: Fred Ridder
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> Subject: RE: System for naming graphics files
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>
> Okay, I guess that's a relatively safe bet -- especially for
> me, since I'm 49.
>
> (However, if we're talking about a collection of files I pass
> on to my 7-year-old daughter, and she lives to a ripe old
> age, she will curse me for not using four-digit years.)
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Fred Ridder [mailto:docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:45 PM
> To: Downing, David
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: System for naming graphics files
>
> David Downing responded:
>
> >> Or use the date convention that automatically sorts just
> >> the way you really would want it to: YYMMDD
> >> That way, you won't have January 2008 intermingled with
> >> January 2009; all the 08s will be together and separate
> >> from all the 09s.
> >  
> > True, although you might need to use four-digit years if your
> > collection goes back earlier than 2000.
>  
> Admittedly, the 99s won't be sorted contiguous to the 00s if
> you only allocate 2 digits for the year, but they will still be in
> their own separate, contiguous block. And there will be no real
> ambiguity unless you expect to be using the same files 80 or
> 90 years from now.
>  
> -FR
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