ISO 8601 Standard Date/Time and Related Resources

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ISO 8601 "Data elements and interchange formats Information interchange - Representation of dates and times" is an international standard for date and time representations. The signature feature of the ISO 8601 format is that all values are organized from most to least significant. This leads, among others, to the increasingly familiar YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss format seen in international forums. Support for parsing ISO 8601 date-time strings and storing the corresponding date-time object in Lisp has been added in an update released in mid-August, 2006.

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