month one less than expected (Program Bug and Problems)

by gyorgy.miklos, Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 07:29 (2150 days ago)


I just noticed that the built-in variable month returns a number in the 0..11 range, which is one less then expected in the 1..12 range. day works fine.

This is for version running on Windows 7.

Best regards,

month one less than expected

by Jim ⌂ @, Russell, KY, Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 17:39 (2149 days ago) @ gyorgy.miklos

Actually that is the correct behavior as it was programmed and documented. see


month one less than expected

by gyorgy.miklos, Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 08:03 (2149 days ago) @ Jim

I see - thanks. Then this is just rather counter intuitive, especially for children. Anyway, it is easy thing to solve.


month one less than expected

by Andrew360 @, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 22:07 (2142 days ago) @ gyorgy.miklos

On most programming languages, indices begin on zero. This means that instead of counting from 1 to 100, it would count from 0 to 99. One example is plotting on the screen - (0,0) is top left and (299,299) is bottom right.

Another example is arrays. If an array had 5 elements, the first would be written as array[0] and the last would be array[4]. So if it had twelve elements you could do this:

months$={"Jan","Feb","March", "April","May","June", "July","Aug","Sept", "Oct","Nov","Dec"}
print months$[month]

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