Some days I just want to whimper.   

OK.  I decided to stick my toe back in the water with a date field.  I was
having trouble getting a CL program to display today's date as an 8-digit
date, with date separators and then recovering that field and verifying
that it is still some valid date.  CVTDAT works but there's a goto, and
that upsets the purists.  

So I says to myself, I says, "Hey! Then use an L-date field! Just what the
doctor ordered.  Stop busting Carr's chops, try it out."  Well, a screen
format doesn't have any idea what an L-date field is.  CL doesn't either. 
Or is there another page in the book that I should be looking at?


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