Not to take away from the wonderful and lively "GOTO" discussion,
but... I've got a couple simple questions.
1. Is there a particular reason that PHP does not have a really good
set of functions for dealing with true date and time types (i.e. not
2. I think that good date and time handling in PHP would be a
large plus. MySQL provides, imho, a very effective set of tools for
handling dates. I think that this style of date handling, where the
standard format was YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS would be an ideal way to go.
3. If there is no good reason for not adding this set of functions
to the PHP core, what would be the method of designing an acceptable
set of functions?
PHP is a feature packed language, but it's strange that this does not
exist in the core. Thanks for your time.
Jason Garber mailto:email@example.com