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Bug #10145 strtime("") result?
Submitted: 2001-04-03 15:57 UTC Modified: 2001-04-29 11:49 UTC
From: colin at easydns dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 4.0 Latest CVS (03/04/2001) OS: RH 7.0
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-04-03 15:57 UTC] colin at easydns dot com
strtotime("") returns the timestamp for midnight on the current date.

I suppose if you think about it a bit, it makes sense (since the modification you are making to the current date is empty), but I would suggest that it should return either a warning or nothing.

A lot of people (judging from the manual notes) use strtotime() to parse an existing date string, not to do a "+30 days" modification to it.  For them, the strtotime("") result is not intuitive, I think.

Perhaps the confusion could be fixed by having one function to parse date/time strings and one to do the "+X days" modification?


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 [2001-04-29 11:49 UTC]
I added an error of level E_NOTICE for this.

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