PHP DateTime Helper classes

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1.0.1 2014-04-10 17:15 UTC


This small package contains some date and time related classes for the time being a small class that creates a MySQL-ready string representation from a PHP DateTime object.

As you know, PHP's DateTime class already offers a format method. But calling it everytime you need it in MySQL context with that Y-m-d H:i:s parameter may be annoying (and feel unclean, somehow).


use \tomkyle\DateTime\MySqlDateTimeFormatter;

$now = new \DateTime("now");

// prints s'th. like "2014-04-09 15:00:00"
echo new MySqlDateTimeFormatter( $now );

// prints s'th. like "2014-04-23 15:00:00"
echo new MySqlDateTimeFormatter( new \DateTime( "14day" ));

As of PHP5.5, there is a DateTimeInterface interface which would perfectly suit the Dependency Injection used here. I am quite confident there soon will be a PHP5.4 polyfill…

Installation via Composer

Install from command line or composer.json file:

Command line
composer require tomkyle/datetime
"require": {
    "tomkyle/datetime": "~1.0"