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Request #41842 Cannot create years < 0100 & negative years with date_create or new DateTime
Submitted: 2007-06-28 16:36 UTC Modified: 2007-07-12 19:01 UTC
From: mattsch at gmail dot com Assigned: derick (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: 5.2.3 OS: Gentoo Linux 2007.0
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2007-06-28 16:36 UTC] mattsch at gmail dot com
When attempting to create a new date with a negative year and display that date, the format function returns today's date with the timezone offset modified and set to what the negative year should be.

Reproduce code:
$date = new DateTime('-2007-06-28');
echo $date->format(DATE_ISO8601);

Expected result:


Actual result:



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 [2007-06-28 18:17 UTC]
The current code was not meant to do this, so it's not a real "bug" - however, I'll check whether we can support this without breaking something else.
 [2007-06-29 17:22 UTC] mattsch at gmail dot com
I have discovered that it is also unable to create years between 0000 and 0099.
 [2007-06-30 02:13 UTC]
Sure you can.  But of course a leading 0 indicates an octal number, so 099 is not a valid number.  
 [2007-06-30 16:58 UTC] mattsch at gmail dot com

 [2007-07-12 19:01 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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