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Parsing dates with dashes

 
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Hi everyone,

This might sound like a trivial problem, I personally never thought I would have a problem parsing dates, but it seems like the SimpleDateFormat class does not like dashes.

SimpleDateFormat format = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yyyy");
System.out.println(format.parse("24-09-1976"));

java.text.ParseException: Unparseable date: "24-09-1976"

at java.text.DateFormat.parse(DateFormat.java:319)

at test.TestMisc.testDateParse(TestMisc.java:12)

at test.TestMisc.main(TestMisc.java:21)

Please help.
 
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i found no prob whatsoever:

Fri Sep 24 00:00:00 BST 1976

 
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Even I didn't find any problem when I replied to the same question on Sun's forum. Maybe there is some older class file creating the problem.
 
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