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04-26-2009, 04:33 AM   #31
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Anyway that photo is not of the K-7 fact, it's a k20d

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I agree... obviously there is no official K-7 picture they can show, so the easy way was using a K20D photo.
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It's more a confirmation it's coming, Pentax must be pretty chuffed with this camera and quite understandably from what I'm looking at..
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The picture is not of a k20D. Probarbly k10d
Itīs the same photo as Pentax used for their product catalouge 2008 though so im pretty sure itīs not another announcement.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
Except months are numbered 0-11 in most programming languages. So that date is really means *june* 19th, hence the 54 days remaining.
Ah yes, you are correct. I should have checked the flash documentation before jumping to conclution: Date (ActionScript 3.0). PHP language which I'm most familiar with uses the 1-12 format.
So no glitch... that must mean it's the sale date as cooldude14es suggested.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Toni Quote
Ah yes, you are correct. I should have checked the flash documentation before jumping to conclution: Date (ActionScript 3.0). PHP language which I'm most familiar with uses the 1-12 format.
So no glitch... that must mean it's the sale date as cooldude14es suggested.
Don't discount the possibility of an embarrassing programing error.
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Anyway that photo is not of the K-7 fact, it's a k20d
Could as well be a K10D, so why not a Kx0D????

And all these specualtions about a possible release date...
That woudl be plain silly, you can only do that if you guarantee that date, and to all stores...
I remember K20D, it was announced, it became available and then... I had to wait eons before i could get it...
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QuoteOriginally posted by janneman Quote
Could as well be a K10D, so why not a Kx0D????

And all these specualtions about a possible release date...
That woudl be plain silly, you can only do that if you guarantee that date, and to all stores...
I remember K20D, it was announced, it became available and then... I had to wait eons before i could get it...
Ah I should have put Its not a K-7 fact as I have seen one! It does however look like a k20d (im guessing they'd use that over a k10d as it's newer)

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QuoteOriginally posted by cooldude14es Quote
Come on, system programmers!! You should come to an agreement...
Web programmers aren't system programmers. Quite different leagues and income classes ...
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Don't discount the possibility of an embarrassing programing error.
This is a frequent error in JavaScript and Actionscript. Everybody using the function did already make the mistake -- months start at 0, days start at 1
Responsible programmers check for correctness, though
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This is a frequent error in JavaScript and Actionscript. Everybody using the function did already make the mistake -- months start at 0, days start at 1
Responsible programmers check for correctness, though
The "off by one" is probably one of the most classic programming mistake. That said, what were thinking the designers of these programming languages to make a month starts at 0?
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The "off by one" is probably one of the most classic programming mistake. That said, what were thinking the designers of these programming languages to make a month starts at 0?
It isn't an off by one error. It is an awkward API functon.

It isn't a flaw in the language, it is in this particular built-in API object named "Date()".

Having counters start at zero is best practice to avoid real "off by one errors".

Here, it is just that the API is inconsistent and is asking for trouble -- here for a wrong countdown for end of Pentax K-7 embargo
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QuoteOriginally posted by ManuH Quote
The "off by one" is probably one of the most classic programming mistake. That said, what were thinking the designers of these programming languages to make a month starts at 0?
It comes from the standard Unix/C ctime(3) function call. And who knows where that got its inspiration — it surely dates back to 1960s at the latest.

Not that this helps anything, but like many things that don't make much sense, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
Except months are numbered 0-11 in most programming languages. So that date is really means *june* 19th, hence the 54 days remaining.
Right - so the programmer made a coding error assuming that 5 referred to May. This is the most sensible explanation so far.
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Well, I checked again the spanish Pentax site for the countdown and it has been modified:

22days, 13hours, etc... so that bring us to May 20th...
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Good detective work, peeps. Embarassing programming error, indeed.
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