I'll have to use and if/elseif construct, because I don't believe a switch()
constructs cases can take expressions, can it?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bogdan Stancescu" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "webapprentice" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: [PHP] Checking the season

> You could do a case() or if/elseif, check if it's spring, summer or autumn
and leave the code for winter as default/else.
> Bogdan
> webapprentice wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Just need a sounding board to help me think this through.
> >
> > I want to check the current date to determine what "season" it is and
display the appropriate picture.
> >
> > I define spring as 03/21/YYYY, summer as 06/21/YYYY, autumn as
09/21/YYYY, and winter as 12/21/YYYY.
> >
> > I form a string for the current date and get a timestamp via mktime().
> > I also get the equivalent timestamps for the dates above for the
seasonal changes.
> >
> > Then, I compare the current date to see if it's between the seasonal
> > The problem is when I go from 12/31/YYYY to 01/01/(YYYY+1).
> > Since winter and spring dates are one year apart, the current date
timestamp comparison gets messed up and nothing displays.
> >
> > How do I do a proper comparison?  I was thinking of just seeing if the
current date timestamp is greater than each of the seasonal date timestamp,
but it feels like I would miss something.  Would I?  Or is there another
> >
> > Thank you for your time.
> >
> > --Stephen

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