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Little-endian dates have places in the order day;month;year. It is not known if a time can be attached in any reliable way. try second;minute;hour;day;month;year.

  • Then you need three pi'es at the beginning to say a day, and the only thing you can talk about with no pi'e at all is a second of the upcoming minute. Thus it eliminates the main reason for little-endian dates (making it easier to talk about days of the month) and still fails to satisfy big-endianers (the places are in some sort of order, but it's still backwards). If you suggest that the presence of three or more ;'s should signal that everything which came first was a time and not a date, then you're seriously gardenpathing.

Places on the left which are too specific are changed to "tu'o" for absolute clarity, or in common usage dropped, with "pi'e" left to mark the place. Places on the right which should be assumed from context are dropped.

Contrast with big-endian and middle-endian.

  • Generically the term "little-endian" means "with the smallest unit first".