Groovy Groundhogs

So the groundhog saw his shadow today, implying six more weeks of Winter.  Let’s settle this nonsense once and for all.

[sourcecode language=”java”]
def cal = Calendar.instance
def ghday = cal.time
def spring = cal.time
def days = (ghday..spring).size()
println “Between Feb 2 and Mar 21, there are $days days”
The output is
[sourcecode language=”java”]
Between Feb 2 and Mar 21, there are 48 days
In other words, there are six weeks and six days between Groundhog Day and the first day of Spring.  So we’re already going to have an early Spring. 🙂