Geeking out with this, but here's an idea on how templates and the template languages should do date formatting. Instead of requiring me to type (and remember) something cryptic like:
"%A %d %B %Y %I:%M%p"
I should be able to type something like this:
"Monday 12 July 2010 02:30PM"
And the formatter be smart enough to figure out that the first word is obviously a day name, the next number a day of the month since you wouldn't put a bare year after a day name, the month, the full year, and then following that is obviously a time.
So tired of looking up date formatting strings for every framework and language.