I am trying to use the
date() function as an alternative to the now deprecated
strftime() function, and I need to know whether the
date() function formats the time like the
strftime() function according to the locale time.
As said by php.net in the
strftime — Format a local time/date according to locale settings
But in the
date() function manual date() it only says:
date — Format a Unix timestamp
So does it format the Unix timestamp to the locale settings?
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Date formats a Unix timestamp.
Unix timestamp means seconds from epoch.
Epoch is the Thursday, 01 January 1970 00:00:01.000
Where I live (CET), this is the Thursday, 01 January 1970 00:00:01.000 +01:00, so it depends on your locale
echo date(DATE_RFC2822,0); //return Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000
But if you set your locale, result is different:
date_default_timezone_set('CET'); echo date(DATE_RFC2822,0); //return Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0100
About the languages, this method does not use "locales". All outputs are in English.