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Request #34676 missing support for strtotime("midnight") and strtotime("noon")
Submitted: 2005-09-29 06:20 UTC Modified: 2005-10-08 16:31 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
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From: rajiv at alum dot mit dot edu Assigned: derick (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: 5CVS, 4CVS (2005-09-29) OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2005-09-29 06:20 UTC] rajiv at alum dot mit dot edu
strtotime() should be able to parse "midnight" and "noon".

Reproduce code:
echo strtotime("midnight");
echo strtotime("noon");

Expected result:
echo strtotime("midnight");
  should print the time stamp for the next midnight
  (midnight tomorrow).

echo strtotime("noon");
  should print the time stamp for the next noon
  (noon today/tomorrow depending on the current time).

echo strtotime("12:00 am");
echo strtotime("12 am");
echo strtotime("12:00 pm");
echo strtotime("12 pm");
  all do the correct things.

Actual result:
echo strtotime("midnight");
  returns -1.

echo strtotime("noon");
  returns -1.


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 [2005-09-29 09:11 UTC]
Reclassified as feature request and assigned to Derick so he can add in PHP 5.1.x. :)
 [2005-10-08 15:45 UTC]
I can implement this, but I do not agree that "noon" should go to the next day if it's already in the afternoon here. IMO that doesn't make any sense. Also, I'm not totally sure why "noon" and "midnight" are better than "00:00" and "12:00"...
 [2005-10-08 16:31 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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Thank you for the report, and for helping us make PHP better.

 [2005-10-08 16:31 UTC]
(Only for PHP 5.1 and higher btw)
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