IntlDatePatternGenerator::getBestPattern

(PHP 8 >= 8.1.0)

IntlDatePatternGenerator::getBestPatternDetermines the most suitable date/time format

Description

public IntlDatePatternGenerator::getBestPattern(string $skeleton): string|false

Determines which date/time format is most suitable for a particular locale.

Parameters

skeleton

The skeleton.

Return Values

Returns a format, accepted by DateTimeInterface::format() on success, or false on failure.

Examples

Example #1 IntlDatePatternGenerator::getBestPattern() example

<?php

$skeleton
= 'YYYYMMdd';
$today = \DateTimeImmutable::createFromFormat('Y-m-d', '2021-04-24');

$patternGenerator = new \IntlDatePatternGenerator('de_DE');
$pattern = $patternGenerator->getBestPattern($skeleton);
echo
'de: ', \IntlDateFormatter::formatObject($today, $pattern, 'de_DE'), "\n";

$patternGenerator = new \IntlDatePatternGenerator('en_US');
$pattern = $patternGenerator->getBestPattern($skeleton);
echo
'en: ', \IntlDateFormatter::formatObject($today, $pattern, 'en_US');
?>

The above example will output:

de: 24.04.2021
en: 04/24/2021

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