Is there a native way of doing
"HH:MM:SS" to seconds with PHP 5.3 rather than doing a split on the colon’s and multipling out each section the relevant number to calculate the seconds?
For example in Python you can do :
string time = "00:01:05"; double seconds = TimeSpan.Parse(time).TotalSeconds;
The quick way:
echo strtotime('01:00:00') - strtotime('TODAY'); // 3600
This should do the trick:
list($hours,$mins,$secs) = explode(':',$time); $seconds = mktime($hours,$mins,$secs) - mktime(0,0,0);
I think the easiest method would be to use
$time = '21:30:10'; $seconds = strtotime("1970-01-01 $time UTC"); echo $seconds;
date_parse() can also be used for parsing date and time:
$time = '21:30:10'; $parsed = date_parse($time); $seconds = $parsed['hour'] * 3600 + $parsed['minute'] * 60 + $parsed['second'];
Unfortunately not – as PHP isn’t strongly typed there’s no concept of a time type and hence no means to convert between such a string and a “seconds” value.
As such, in practice people often split the string and multiply out each section as you mentioned.