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Describe value of age.getMonth

Posted on 2006-07-13
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In the below code, the first alert actually  alerts with the function code:

function getMonth{

[native code]
}

while the second gives the value. How would you describe what the first alert gives you or what is being passed to the alert?

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<html>
<head>
     <title>Untitled</title>
</head>
<script>
function checkDate()
{
     var age = new Date();
     age.setMonth(1);
     alert(age.getMonth);
     alert(age.getMonth());
         
};

</script>
<body>
<a href="#" onClick="javascript:checkDate(); return false;">test</a>

</body>
</html>
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The statement:
     alert(age.getMonth);

Is equvalent to:
     alert(age.getMonth.toString());

That das say: every time when you try to pass String to an operation and the passed parameter is not of type String is the basic Object method toString() called for that parameter.
So what you see when you do alert(age.getMonth); is not the value of the Date method getMonth() but the Text reperesentation of the method getMonth()



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