Syntax   date (var d : string)

Description   The date statement is used to determine the current date. Variable d is assigned a string in the format "dd mmm yy", where mmm is the first 3 characters of the month, e.g., "Apr". For example, if the date is Christmas 2002, d will be set to "25 Dec 02".

Example   This program greets you and tells you the date.

        var today : string
        date (today)
        put "Greetings!!  The date today is ", today

Details   Be warned that Turing gets the date from the operating system. If the date is is not correctly set in the operating system, then the date procedure will give incorrect results.

See also   delay, clock, sysclock, wallclock and time statements.

See also predefined unit Time.