Carbon helper for cloning and creating new Carbon instances.

v0.2.0 2017-10-15 05:45 UTC

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Carbon helper for creating new instances of Carbon from other Carbon objects, DateTime|Immutable objects, date strings, timestamps, or null (for now).

Sometimes we have to work on projects that already exist or are underway, that are full of magic and inconsistent date formats. Is this going to be a timestamp? a date string? a Carbon instance? Does it even matter as long as it's a datetime of some sort? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    public function doMyThing($datetime)
        // Whatever it was, it is _now_ a NEW carbon instance
        $datetime = carbonize($datetime);

        // do stuff with your carbon instance

You can use it as either carbonize(), carbon(), or Carbonize\Carbonize::toCarbon().


composer require ryanwinchester/carbonize

This does not install carbon as a dependency, so add it yourself.

Important Note: Please use Carbon 1.21 (not 1.22) until timezones are fixed. (https://github.com/briannesbitt/Carbon/issues/863)

What it does

carbonize() == Carbon::now("UTC");

$carbon = new Carbon();
carbonize($carbon) == $carbon->copy();

$dt = new DateTime();
carbonize($dt) == Carbon::instance($dt);

$dtImmutable = new DateTimeImmutable();
carbonize($dtImmutable) == Carbon::instance(new DateTime($dtImmutable->format(DateTime::ATOM)));

carbonize(1507957785) == Carbon::createFromTimestamp(1507957785, "UTC");

carbonize("1507957785") == Carbon::createFromTimestamp(1507957785, "UTC");

carbonize("2017-01-01 12:04:01") == Carbon::parse("2017-01-01 12:04:01", "UTC");

carbonize("3 months ago") == Carbon::parse("3 months ago", "UTC");





Although Carbon is decent, use Chronos if you can. (https://github.com/cakephp/chronos)

<3 Chronos, Immutability FTW ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ