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Zodiac Signs

Vino Free
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 30, 2013
Posts: 2
Hi Guys! I have a program here that generates the zodiac sign and chinese zodiac, but there is a problem. When you enter a month - 13 or higher it generates a result.
What should I do to fix this problem?
Here are my codes:


Campbell Ritchie
Sheriff

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 38463
    
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Try entering a date, eg 13/14/2015 and getting it printed out. You will probably get 14th Jan 2016. What is probably happening is that the Calendar object is accepting 13 as one month beyond December. Read the Calendar documentation about “leniency”; that may help sort out your problem.
Winston Gutkowski
Bartender

Joined: Mar 17, 2011
Posts: 7695
    
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Vino Free wrote:What shoul I do to fix this problem?

I think Campbell's basically covered it.

However: Are you familiar with enums? Because both of your "zodiac" types would be a great place to use them.

Winston

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Vino Free
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 30, 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks a lot Campbell!
Your suggestion is very helpful.
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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You’re welcome
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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