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From Paul Mansfield <>
Subject Re: [OT] The Way Java Handles Date
Date Fri, 02 Apr 2004 17:25:30 GMT
On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 17:47, Yansheng Lin wrote:
> Hi, Just wondering if anyone found this aspect of Java annoying.  I know this is
> usually a faq, and a lot of people have put a lot of efforts making it better.
> But I just find that the learning curve is a bit too steep for new comers.  And
> it hasn't been improve in j2sdk-1.5 either, at least from the interface point of
> view.  For example, a developer still has to go through the whole Calendar and
> DateFormat process to get a Date from a String.... 

yeah, it's a pain, took me a while to get what I wanted (especially to
get the right locale)... but java.sql.Date can be a nice shortcut if
you're not fussy about presentation!

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