Title: RE: [PHP-DEV] RE: [PHP-DB] PHP and MySQL queries...


Mysql permits all manner of formats for date/time storage,
and a whole slew of functions for retrieving date/time
info in useful, meaningful ways.

For me, parsing date/time stuff before an insert or after a
select is just plain bad practice, IMHO, when the data can go
in and out in the format required without parsing, particularly
with resource-costly tools like regex and the like.

Date/time select controls (I think there's some on devshed
and/or Zend) and mysql's built-in date/time functions rock.

 Mike Robinson
 IT / Developer - Toronto Star TV
 Phone: 416.945.8786
 Fax: 416.869.4566

Tim Foster wrote:

> If there's something about PHP/MySQL that makes this point
> moot, please let me know.

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