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Ronnie Phelps
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Joined: Mar 12, 2001
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import java.util.*;
public class PrintDate{
public static void main(String args[]){
GregorianCalendar cal = new GregorianCalendar();
System.out.println(cal.YEAR);
System.out.println(cal.MONTH);
}
}
Why does this print? 1 and 2 and Not the current year and the current month as one would expect?
Frank Carver
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Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
cal.YEAR and cal.MONTH are constants representing field indexes, not the actual year and month. Imagine a Calendar instance as an array of useful date information, and the constants as the way you find out what information lives in which "slot" of the array.
To show the year and month you need to read the value of the specified array "slot" using the "get" method:


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Ronnie Phelps
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Joined: Mar 12, 2001
Posts: 329
Got it!
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