check if an item is a date

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Thu Mar 17 12:27:14 EST 2005

Frank, et al,

>note that I seem to have come across a problem with this that sticks a 
>leading zero on the day number, even though my system prefs do not call 
>for one.

I see that in Transcript also; it was not a problem in HyperTalk.

BTW, doesn't your long date conversion test fail for dates outside the 
current centuryCutoff?

Rob Cozens, Staff Conservator
Mendonoma Marine Life Conservancy

"The challenge is to come up with new ways to balance the increase in the 
number of people fishing with the need to reduce the number of fish caught 
and killed.  The stocks can't sustain the increasing pressure and the only 
way to ensure we will have fish in the future is to leave more in the water 

-- Federal Ocean Commissioner Andrew Rosenberg 

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