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the [adjective ] date date()

Value returned: text string representing the current date set in your Macintosh, in the following date formats:

the date -- 12/25/93 date() -- 12/25/93 the abbrev date -- Sat, Dec 25, 1993 the short date -- 12/25/93 the long date -- Saturday, December 25, 1993 the English date -- Saturday, December 25, 1993

When HyperCard is running under System 7.1, the long, abbrev, and short forms agree with the formats set in the Date & Time Control Panel. The form the English date returns the date in the form day, month dayNumber, fullYearNumber using english weekdays and months no matter what language the system is localized for and no matter what the settings are on the Date & Time Control Panel.


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