[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #28636: Add functions for working with local dates and times

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Fri Aug 22 04:49:18 UTC 2014

#28636: Add functions for working with local dates and times
 Reporter:  mboynes      |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Date/Time    |     Version:  2.9
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion  |     Focuses:

Comment (by mboynes):

 Great feedback, thanks!

 Replying to [comment:3 rmccue]:
 > One thing I see missing right now is checking for "Z" in the time
 string; Z indicates Zulu time (UTC) in ISO8601/RFC3339. Note that ISO8601
 can also take timezone offsets in the form of "+hhmm" or "+hh" (ditto -).
 IMO, detecting this is more trouble than it's worth, and it might be worth
 reconsidering that approach.

 You're right, this simply wasn't thorough enough. The more I elaborated on
 the regex, the more I was reinventing the wheel. I'm attaching another
 patch to leverage `DateTime`'s parser to see if a timezone is present in
 the string. If one is, or the string fails to parse, it bails. Since this
 is to be a drop-in replacement for `strtotime()`, it makes sense that it
 should use the same parser (duh).

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/28636#comment:4>
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