> localtime() and gmtime() seem fairly core to me. The array contexts are > simple, and the scalar context is an RFC valid string. Nothing too heavy > there. The time() function is "typically" only moderately useful without > localtime().
This is true if the time() function returns a simple scalar containing seconds since the Unix epoch. If, however, it returned a DateTime object that numified to said value, but provided both localtime() and gmtime() methods (and a whole lot more) ... wouldn't that be better? Rob