I'm Shoshana and I just joined the forum. I was a C++ programmer for 12 years before being thrown into the java world 2 years ago. I saw a post that caught my eye. Default/System Date Format Pattern posted on 10-05-2008.

I am trying to do exactly what was suggested in the post and I can't come up with a mechanism for getting the pattern used when you do DateFormat.getDateInstance (DateFormat.SHORT).

If anyone knows how to get the pattern please reply