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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top


import java.util.*;
import java.text.*;
import Standinpout.*;

public class DateProg {

  /*  Demonstrates Java support for dates

public static void main (String [] args) throws IOException {

    BufferedReader inp =;

    // Introductory messages
         StdIO.prompt("Enter some future date as dd/mm/yy: ");
      String s = StdIO.readString(inp);

    DateFormat DF = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.SHORT, Locale.ITALY);
       Date today = new Date ();
      Date d = new Date ();
      try {
        d = DF.parse(s);   // entered date
      } catch (ParseException e) {
          System.out.println("Error in date " + s);  // date entered is                                                 
                                                                               //not good   

  System.out.println("Today's date is: " + today);
  System.out.println("Date entered was: " + d);
  long dif = (d.getTime()-today.getTime())/(1000*60*60*24)+1;
 System.out.println("Number of days between the dates is: " + dif);
 // use Calendar and GregorianCalendar class

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