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Request #79903 datetime: new format "p", same as "P" but returning "Z" for UTC
Submitted: 2020-07-27 16:35 UTC Modified: 2020-08-03 08:47 UTC
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From: mail at gh01 dot de Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: Next Major Version OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2020-07-27 16:35 UTC] mail at gh01 dot de
Description:
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ISO 8601 differentiates between local time (without time zone), UTC with letter "Z" and time offsets from UTC like "+02:00".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Time_zone_designators

When formatting datetimes, it is sometimes desired to get the "Z" for UTC times and otherwise the offset.
But at the moment there are only the formatting chars "O" (for "+0200" etc.) and "P" (for "+02:00" etc.).

I suggest to add lower case "p" as another formatting char which behaves the same as upper case "P" but returns "Z" for UTC datetimes.

https://github.com/php/php-src/pull/5896

Test script:
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<?php

$datetime = new DateTime('2020-07-26 20:00:00', new DateTimeZone('UTC'));
$datetime->format('Y-m-d\TH:i:sP'); // '2020-07-26T20:00:00+00:00'
$datetime->format('Y-m-d\TH:i:sp'); // '2020-07-26T20:00:00Z'

$datetime = new DateTime('2020-07-26 20:00:00', new DateTimeZone('Europe/London'));
$datetime->format('Y-m-d\TH:i:sP'); // '2020-07-26T20:00:00+00:00'
$datetime->format('Y-m-d\TH:i:sp'); // '2020-07-26T20:00:00+00:00'

$datetime = new DateTime('2020-07-26 20:00:00', new DateTimeZone('Europe/Berlin'));
$datetime->format('Y-m-d\TH:i:sP'); // '2020-07-26T20:00:00+02:00'
$datetime->format('Y-m-d\TH:i:sp'); // '2020-07-26T20:00:00+02:00'


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 [2020-07-27 17:05 UTC] mail at gh01 dot de
The following pull request has been associated:

Patch Name: datetime: new format "p", same as "P" but returning "Z" for UTC
On GitHub:  https://github.com/php/php-src/pull/5896
Patch:      https://github.com/php/php-src/pull/5896.patch
 [2020-07-30 11:08 UTC] samle at email dot tst
it's one thing that the bugtracker has no protection against assholes but accepting identical comments within the same second?
 [2020-08-02 00:58 UTC] antonino dot spampinato86 at gmail dot com
Characters in single quotes in the formats are case-insensitive ('t' could be t or T), characters in double quotes are case-sensitive ("T" is only T).
https://www.php.net/manual/en/datetime.formats.php
 [2020-08-02 01:40 UTC] requinix@php.net
@antonino: That only applies to what is written in the Supported Formats pages themselves. The characters listed in the functions' documentation are case-sensitive.
 [2020-08-03 08:47 UTC] cmb@php.net
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