eydelber eydelber - 4 months ago 26
PHP Question

PHP DateTime microseconds always returns 0

this code always returns 0 in PHP 5.2.5 for microseconds:

<?php
$dt = new DateTime();
echo $dt->format("Y-m-d\TH:i:s.u") . "\n";
?>


Output:

[root@www1 ~]$ php date_test.php
2008-10-03T20:31:26.000000
[root@www1 ~]$ php date_test.php
2008-10-03T20:31:27.000000
[root@www1 ~]$ php date_test.php
2008-10-03T20:31:27.000000
[root@www1 ~]$ php date_test.php
2008-10-03T20:31:28.000000


Any ideas?

Answer

This seems to work, although it seems illogical that http://us.php.net/date documents the microsecond specifier yet doesn't really support it:

function getTimestamp()
{
        return date("Y-m-d\TH:i:s") . substr((string)microtime(), 1, 8);
}
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