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Doc Bug #52378 new DateTime(time()) failed and should not
Submitted: 2010-07-19 16:03 UTC Modified: 2010-07-20 06:25 UTC
From: odoucet@php.net Assigned: aharvey (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 5.3.2 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-07-19 16:03 UTC] odoucet@php.net
Description:
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Creating a new DateTime object with a unix timestamp failed with error  
Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'DateTime::__construct(): Failed to parse time string (1279547855) at position 8 (5): Unexpected character'


If this is expected behaviour, this should be written in documentation and DateTime::setTimestamp() should be fixed:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/datetime.settimestamp.php#Notes
"Passing a Unix timestamp to DateTime::__construct()  is an alternative when using PHP 5.2."



Test script:
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<?php
var_dump(new DateTime(time()));

Expected result:
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no fatal error :)

Actual result:
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Fatal error:  Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'DateTime::__construct(): Failed to parse time string (1279547855) at position 8 (5): Unexpected character'

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 [2010-07-19 17:23 UTC] derick@php.net
-Type: Bug +Type: Documentation Problem
 [2010-07-19 23:10 UTC] dtajchreber@php.net
-Assigned To: +Assigned To: dtajchreber
 [2010-07-19 23:10 UTC] dtajchreber@php.net
<?php
var_dump(new DateTime('@' . time()));
 [2010-07-19 23:13 UTC] dtajchreber@php.net
-Status: Assigned +Status: Bogus
 [2010-07-19 23:13 UTC] dtajchreber@php.net
After looking through, it seems it's documented here: http://www.php.net/manual/en/datetime.formats.compound.php
 [2010-07-20 04:44 UTC] aharvey@php.net
-Status: Bogus +Status: Assigned -Assigned To: dtajchreber +Assigned To: aharvey
 [2010-07-20 04:44 UTC] aharvey@php.net
The DateTime::setTimestamp() documentation does advertise passing a timestamp directly to new DateTime(), though, which is unfortunate.

I'll tidy it up.
 [2010-07-20 06:25 UTC] aharvey@php.net
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of aharvey
Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&amp;revision=301411
Log: Per doc bug #52378 (new DateTime(time()) failed and should not), clarified how
you can emulate the functionality of DateTime::setTimestamp() in PHP 5.2 with
an example.
 [2010-07-20 06:25 UTC] aharvey@php.net
-Status: Assigned +Status: Closed
 [2010-07-20 06:25 UTC] aharvey@php.net
This bug has been fixed in SVN.

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