One of the main date functions in PHP is date(). It converts the timestamp to a human-readable format. The first parameter you need to pass to this function is the date format, which is arranged similarly to the formats for sprintf().
<?php // Y means year date('Y'); // 2018
date() uses the current time by default. But if necessary, you can pass it a specific timestamp.
<?php date('M', 123123123); // Nov
There are dozens of different formatting options in the
date() function. They're all listed in detail on the documentation page. It's not at all necessary to memorize them all, but it's useful to understand the general principle of how it should work. All options can be combined with each other in any variation.
<?php date('l jS \of F Y h:i:s A'); // Thursday 26th of July 2018 10:58:55 AM
Write an implementation of the
getCustomDate() function that returns the date in the format
15/03/1985 based on the timestamp passed.
<?php getCustomDate(1532435204); // 24/07/2018; getCustomDate(532435204); // 15/11/1986; getCustomDate(5324352); // 03/03/1970;
The exercise doesn't pass checking. What to do? 😶
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In my environment the code works, but not here 🤨
Tests are designed so that they test the solution in different ways and against different data. Often the solution works with one kind of input data but doesn't work with others. Check the «Tests» tab to figure this out, you can find hints at the error output.
My code is different from the teacher's one 🤔
It's fine. 🙆 One task in programming can be solved in many different ways. If your code passed all tests, it complies with the task conditions.
In some rare cases, the solution may be adjusted to the tests, but this can be seen immediately.
I've read the lessons but nothing is clear 🙄
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