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PHP Calendar Functions

Posted by Jujur Sitanggang on 5:45 AM

PHP Calendar Functions


PHP Calendar Introduction

The calendar functions are useful when working with different calendar formats. The standard it is based on is the Julian day count (Julian day count is a count of days starting from January 1, 4713 B.C.). Note that the Julian day count is not the same as the Julian calendar!
Note: To convert between calendar formats, you must first convert to Julian day count, then to the calendar format.

Installation

The windows version of PHP has built-in support for the calendar extension. So, the calendar functions will work automatically.
However, if you are running the Linux version of PHP, you will have to compile PHP with --enable-calendar to get the calendar functions to work.

PHP Calendar Functions

PHP: indicates the earliest version of PHP that supports the function.
Function
Description
PHP
Returns the number of days in a month for a specified year and calendar
4
Converts a Julian day count into a date of a specified calendar
4
Returns information about a given calendar
4
Converts a date to Julian day count
4
Returns the Unix timestamp for midnight on Easter of a specified year
3
Returns the number of days after March 21, on which Easter falls for a specified year
3
Converts a French Republican date to a Julian day count
3
Converts a Gregorian date to a Julian day count
3
Returns the day of a week
3
Returns a month name
3
Converts a Julian day count to a French Republican date
3
Converts a Julian day count to a Gregorian date
3
Converts a Julian day count to a Jewish date
3
Converts a Julian day count to a Julian date
3
Converts a Julian day count to a Unix timestamp
4
Converts a Jewish date to a Julian day count
3
Converts a Julian date to a Julian day count
3
Converts a Unix timestamp to a Julian day count
4


PHP Calendar Constants

PHP: indicates the earliest version of PHP that supports the constant.

Constant
Description
PHP
CAL_GREGORIAN
Gregorian calendar
3
CAL_JULIAN
Julian calendar
3
CAL_JEWISH
Jewish calendar
3
CAL_FRENCH
French Republican calendar
3
CAL_NUM_CALS

3
CAL_DOW_DAYNO

3
CAL_DOW_SHORT

3
CAL_DOW_LONG

3
CAL_MONTH_GREGORIAN_SHORT

3
CAL_MONTH_GREGORIAN_LONG

3
CAL_MONTH_JULIAN_SHORT

3
CAL_MONTH_JULIAN_LONG

3
CAL_MONTH_JEWISH

3
CAL_MONTH_FRENCH

3
CAL_EASTER_DEFAULT

4
CAL_EASTER_DEFAULT

4
CAL_EASTER_ROMAN

4
CAL_EASTER_ALWAYS_GREGORIAN

4
CAL_EASTER_ALWAYS_JULIAN

4
CAL_JEWISH_ADD_ALAFIM_GERESH

5
CAL_JEWISH_ADD_ALAFIM

5
CAL_JEWISH_ADD_GERESHAYIM

5




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