Age calculation script

Jim Ault JimAultWins at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 9 14:51:57 EDT 2006


Must be something about the system we don't understand.

I am on Rev 2.7.2, OSX 10.4.7

Try this loop, then look at the msgbox, or copy paste to another app

on showDateList
  put the short date into noww
  convert noww to seconds
  put 24*60*60 into hr24
  repeat with x = (35*365) to (100*365)
    put noww - (x*hr24) into past
    convert past to dateitems
    put past & cr after newList
  end repeat
  put newList into msg
end showDateList

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On 9/9/06 11:16 AM, "Roger.E.Eller at sealedair.com"
<Roger.E.Eller at sealedair.com> wrote:

>>> It appears that any birth year before 1970 results in an incorrect
>>> calculation.  Entering 5/18/65, the result is:  days old = 54750 years
> old =
>>> 149   exact years old = 149.945205   next
>>> Bday = 20 days from now
>>> 
>> Hmmmm, my version seems to work fine.  Maybe I did a typo or something
> in
>> building the message to the list.
> ...
> 
>> here is the fresh version of the script I am using.
>> See if it makes a difference
> 
> Jim,
> 
> The "fresh" version results in: days old = 36500   years old = 99  exact years
> old = 99.975342   next Bday
> = 9 days from now
> for ANY date that has a year earlier than 1970.  I tried it in 2.6.1 and
> 2.7.3. I am using Rev in Windows 2000. I even tried changing the
> centuryCutoff... same results.
> 
> Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com>
> 
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