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    Default date problem

    Hello,
    For my Java class I have to output the date in multiple formats. So I was going to start very simple and came up with the following code
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    import java.util.Date;
    import java.text.*;

    public class TestDate {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

    Date date1 = new Date();

    SimpleDateFormat for1 = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy/MM/dd");
    SimpleDateFormat for2 = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yy");

    System.out.println("yyyy/MM/dd");
    System.out.println(for1.format(date1));
    System.out.println("MM/dd/yy");
    System.out.println(for2.format(date1));

    }

    }
    [\code]

    I am using Eclipse and the output is

    MM/dd/yy
    10/15/18

    I was expecting

    yyyy/MM/dd
    2018/10/15
    MM/dd/yy
    10/15/18

    I don't have any errors and I notice that when I click the run button, the output console flashes. It's very fast, but it looks like it initially flashes my intended output.
    Any ideas as to what is happening?

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    Default Re: date problem

    It ran just fine for me and printed what you expected. How many times did you try and run it?

    Regards,
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    Default Re: date problem

    A few times. With different variations of commenting out the System.out.println statements. For example

    System.out.println("yyyy/MM/dd");
    System.out.println(for1.format(date1));
    System.out.println("MM/dd/yy");
    // System.out.println(for2.format(date1));

    So maybe somethings wrong with my install of Eclipse?

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    Default Re: date problem

    Are you certain you are running the exact code that you posted? I run that code and I get this each time. I'm also running Java 10 but that shouldn't make any difference.

    yyyy/MM/dd
    2018/10/15
    MM/dd/yy
    10/15/18

    Regards,
    Jim

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    Default Re: date problem

    I feel pretty confident that it's the exact code. I selected all, and copied it to this forum.
    I have another computer. I'll try installing Eclipse on it, and copy and paste to it, to see if it works.

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    So, reinstalling did the trick. I don't see where I do this, but how do I mark this as solved?

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    As far as I know you can't. I am in a different Java forum that also uses VBulletin and you can't do it there either. Some folks mark it in the subject but I just leave it alone. Usually, folks will figure it out when they read the thread.

    Regards,
    Jim

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