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DateFormat class for Laravel (or anyone)
<?php
class DateFormat {
const DATE_SHORT = 'Y-m-d';
const DATE_LONG = 'F j, Y';
const DATETIME_SHORT = 'Y-m-d H:i';
const DATETIME_LONG = 'F j, Y, g:i a';
public static function now() {
return new DateTime('now');
}
public static function convert($string) {
if ($string instanceof DateTime) return $string;
return new DateTime($string);
}
public static function interval($date1, $date2='now') {
$date1 = static::convert($date1);
$date2 = static::convert($date2);
return $date1->diff($date2);
}
public static function nice_interval($date1, $date2='now') {
$interval = static::interval($date1,$date2);
$when = $interval->invert ? 'from now' : 'ago';
$days = intval( $interval->format('%a') );
if ($interval->m > 18) {
$num = $interval->y;
$units = 'year';
} else if ($days > 45 ) {
$num = $interval->m;
$units = 'month';
} else if ($days > 10) {
$num = round($days/7);
$units = 'week';
} else if ($days > 1) {
$num = $days;
$units = 'day';
} else if ($days || $interval->h) {
$num = $interval->h + (24*$days);
$units = 'hour';
} else if ($interval->i) {
$num = $interval->i;
$units = 'minute';
} else {
return sprintf('moments %s', $when);
}
return sprintf('%d %s %s',
$num,
Str::plural($units, $num),
$when
);
}
}
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