On Mar 9, 2012, at 11:17 AM, Charles wrote: > On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 10:58 PM, Tedd Sperling <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> > wrote: >> On Mar 9, 2012, at 5:37 AM, Ford, Mike wrote: >>>> From: Tedd Sperling [mailto:tedd.sperl...@gmail.com] >>>> But why does anyone have to use the next month to figure out how >>>> many days there are are in this month? Do you see my point? >>> >>> Actually, no. To figure this out, somewhere along the line you've >>> got to know where the last day of this month / first day of next >>> month boundary lies, so I don't see how you can ever find the number >>> of days in a month without bringing the start of next month into it >>> somehow. (Even if it's implicitly be getting someone else's clever >>> code to figure out 'last day of this month'!) >> >> Well no, I don't need to know the first day of next month to know the last >> day of this month. That's like saying "I need to know who is going to stand >> at the 'end of the line' NEXT before I can tell who is standing at the 'end >> of the' line NOW." > > The number of days in each month is fixed, except for february. If > that's what you want, why don't make a table of the number of days in > each month, and check for the special case of leap year.
No offense, but that's not the point. A look-up table would work, but why when there are all sorts of built-in functions that will? I am just looking for one that is easy to explain to students. Cheers, tedd _____________________ tedd.sperl...@gmail.com http://sperling.com -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php