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Request #45173 strftime formatting on datetime objects
Submitted: 2008-06-04 12:23 UTC Modified: 2016-12-31 00:20 UTC
Avg. Score:4.6 ± 0.8
Reproduced:14 of 14 (100.0%)
Same Version:7 (50.0%)
Same OS:7 (50.0%)
From: peter dot bex at solide-ict dot nl Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 5.2.6 OS: N/A
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2008-06-04 12:23 UTC] peter dot bex at solide-ict dot nl
1) The regular 'format' method on datetime objects only accepts date() syntax, which is severely limited in what you can do with it. The strftime syntax is more powerful.

2) As discussed in bug 45167, there's no way to call strftime using datetime object values reliably, because there are ways to create datetime objects with bogus timezone objects (objects which can not be recreated nor can their names be passed to date_default_timezone_set).

Because of 1) and 2), there is a need to get strftime integrated in the datetime class.

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anita-strftime-to-dateformat (last revision 2011-01-11 11:21 UTC by anitamourya at yahoo dot com)

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 [2016-12-31 00:20 UTC]
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: Date/time related
 [2020-07-28 21:38 UTC] mail at gh01 dot de
Instead of adding a new method to the datetime classes, maybe the strftime function could accept datetime objects as second param?
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