Is there any technical reason why, in programming, the default date format is YYYYMMDD and not something else?

Published: 25/09/2018
Is there any technical reason why, in programming, the default date format is YYYYMMDD and not something else?
Source: SOFTWAREENGINEERING.STACKEXCHANGE.COM

The title is self explanatory. Sorry if that sounds like a newbie question, but I just can't seem to find the answer anywhere else. Is there any engineering reason why is it like that? I was wondering in the case of a RDBMS that it had something to do with performance, since a "YEAR" is more specific than a "MONTH", for instance: you only have one year 2000, but every year have "January", w

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