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Bug #51393 DateTime::createFromFormat() fails if format string contains timezone
Submitted: 2010-03-25 21:19 UTC Modified: 2010-03-26 05:31 UTC
From: jo at feuersee dot de Assigned: aharvey
Status: Closed Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 5.3.2 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2010-03-25 21:19 UTC] jo at feuersee dot de
Description:
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I was trying to process Apache logfiles with PHP. The default LogFormat timestamp
%t translates to '[d/M/Y:H:i:s O]' in date() notation.
PHP fails to create DateTime instances if the format argument contains timezone
placeholders like O P e

I am aware of the 3rd parameter of DateTime::createFromFormat() to pass timezone
information. 
- the documentation says 'Format accepted by date()'
- DateTime is supposed to help parsing datetime formats, not to restrict

Test script:
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$dt = DateTime::createFromFormat('[d/M/Y:H:i:s O]', '[13/Mar/1969:23:40:00 +0100]');
print($dt->format('c'));

Expected result:
----------------
1969-03-13T23:40:00+01:00

Actual result:
--------------
Fatal error: Call to a member function format() on a non-object

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 [2010-03-26 04:57 UTC] aharvey@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Assigned -Assigned To: +Assigned To: aharvey
 [2010-03-26 05:31 UTC] aharvey@php.net
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of aharvey
Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&revision=296828
Log: Fixed bug #51393 (DateTime::createFromFormat() fails if format string contains timezone).
 [2010-03-26 05:31 UTC] aharvey@php.net
-Status: Assigned +Status: Closed
 [2010-03-26 05:31 UTC] aharvey@php.net
This bug has been fixed in SVN.

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 [2010-03-26 11:12 UTC] aharvey@php.net
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of aharvey
Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&revision=296837
Log: Backported the fix for bug #51393 (DateTime::createFromFormat() fails if format
string contains timezone) to PHP_5_2 per discussion with Derick.
 
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