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# Interesting date

 P: n/a I'm trying to compute the date 250 days ago and I get this \$now = getdate(strtotime("now")); \$old = getdate(strtotime("-250 days")); and I get right now with \$old["mon"] and \$old["mday"] 31 june. Well, that doesn't sound right. Can you spot the error? -- I didn't know sci.bio.paleontology was that low traffic until I tried read the thread "Where is everyone?" and found it to be expired. Feb 5 '07 #1
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 P: n/a Now this is just a guess, but if 'june' comes from an array starting with zero, so that 0=january, then 4=may and 5=june, it propably should start from 1=january and in that case 5 would actually be may... If that doesn't help, see the whole output of getdate with print_r() and post the result here. How can any one start counting from something else than zero in computer applications? Thanks! I'm so very, very stupid. -- I didn't know sci.bio.paleontology was that low traffic until I tried read the thread "Where is everyone?" and found it to be expired. Feb 5 '07 #3

 P: n/a "Gunnar G" Now this is just a guess, but if 'june' comes from an array starting withzero, so that 0=january, then 4=may and 5=june, it propably should startfrom 1=january and in that case 5 would actually be may... If thatdoesn'thelp, see the whole output of getdate with print_r() and post the resulthere. How can any one start counting from something else than zero in computer applications? When dates are prsented in a numeric format, like YYYY-MM-DD, the months are 1-12, not 0-11 and this is what getdate outputs. No one said it's an array offset, it's the ordinal number of the month. Calendars were invented before computers. ;) Thanks! I'm so very, very stupid. I've been equally stupid once. That's how I knew what to suspect. Try formatting dates with the php built-in function date() to avoid confusions like that. -- "Ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" - lpk http://outolempi.net/ahdistus/ - Satunnaisesti päivittyvä nettisarjis sp**@outolempi.net | rot13(xv***@bhgbyrzcv.arg) Feb 5 '07 #4

 P: n/a Gunnar G wrote: >Now this is just a guess, but if 'june' comes from an array starting withzero, so that 0=january, then 4=may and 5=june, it propably should startfrom 1=january and in that case 5 would actually be may... If that doesn'thelp, see the whole output of getdate with print_r() and post the resulthere. How can any one start counting from something else than zero in computer applications? Thanks! I'm so very, very stupid. Actually, before C, most languages did start counting with 1.... -- ================== Remove the "x" from my email address Jerry Stuckle JDS Computer Training Corp. js*******@attglobal.net ================== Feb 5 '07 #5

 P: n/a Gunnar G wrote: \$old = getdate(strtotime("-250 days")); and I get right now with \$old["mon"] and \$old["mday"] 31 june. Well, that doesn't sound right. I get \$old["mon"] as "5" -- that is, May, not June. PHP numbers months starting with January as 1. This is different from Perl's "time" and "gmtime" functions, which number months starting with January as 0. -- Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS Contact Me ~ http://tobyinkster.co.uk/contact Geek of ~ HTML/CSS/Javascript/SQL/Perl/PHP/Python*/Apache/Linux * = I'm getting there! Feb 5 '07 #6

 P: n/a Message-ID: Thanks! I'm so very, very stupid. I've been equally stupid once. I'm regularly stupid. %-} -- Geoff Berrow (put thecat out to email) It's only Usenet, no one dies. My opinions, not the committee's, mine. Simple RFDs http://www.ckdog.co.uk/rfdmaker/ Feb 5 '07 #7

 P: n/a On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 11:09:58 GMT, Gunnar G wrote: >Now this is just a guess, but if 'june' comes from an array starting withzero, so that 0=january, then 4=may and 5=june, it propably should startfrom 1=january and in that case 5 would actually be may... If that doesn'thelp, see the whole output of getdate with print_r() and post the resulthere. How can any one start counting from something else than zero in computer applications? Standards are GREAT. And, you have so many to chose from! Thanks! I'm so very, very stupid. I don't think so. As someone who has worked his way through *A LOT* of programming languages since 1966, "Counting from 0/1" is just _one_ of the 'standards' I never take for granted. (And, I _still_ screw up....) Jonesy -- Marvin L Jones | jonz | W3DHJ | linux 38.24N 104.55W | @ config.com | Jonesy | OS/2 *** Killfiling google posts: Feb 5 '07 #8

 P: n/a Allodoxaphobia wrote: On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 11:09:58 GMT, Gunnar G wrote: >>Now this is just a guess, but if 'june' comes from an array starting withzero, so that 0=january, then 4=may and 5=june, it propably should startfrom 1=january and in that case 5 would actually be may... If that doesn'thelp, see the whole output of getdate with print_r() and post the resulthere. >How can any one start counting from something else than zero in computerapplications? Standards are GREAT. And, you have so many to chose from! >Thanks! I'm so very, very stupid. I don't think so. As someone who has worked his way through *A LOT* of programming languages since 1966, "Counting from 0/1" is just _one_ of the 'standards' I never take for granted. (And, I _still_ screw up....) Jonesy I seem to remember that back in the C64 days you could actually tell the script (program) to start at 0 or 1 if you wanted. I can't remember what that command was though... Norm Feb 6 '07 #9

 P: n/a On Feb 6, 10:17 am, Norman Peelman Now this is just a guess, but if 'june' comes from an array starting withzero, so that 0=january, then 4=may and 5=june, it propably should startfrom 1=january and in that case 5 would actually be may... If that doesn'thelp, see the whole output of getdate with print_r() and post the resulthere. How can any one start counting from something else than zero in computer applications? Standards are GREAT. And, you have so many to chose from! Thanks! I'm so very, very stupid. I don't think so. As someone who has worked his way through *A LOT* of programming languages since 1966, "Counting from 0/1" is just _one_ of the 'standards' I never take for granted. (And, I _still_ screw up....) Jonesy I seem to remember that back in the C64 days you could actually tell the script (program) to start at 0 or 1 if you wanted. I can't remember what that command was though... Norm VB6 allowed you to put the "Option Base 1" directive at the top of a module to achieve the same result. Scary that I remember that... Feb 6 '07 #10

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