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A drunk ElePHPant

Q: What does this code return?

A: 1999-11-30
B: 0001-01-01
C: 2001-01-01

The correct answer is A: 1999-11-30.

You’ll find the reasoning behind this result as a comment on this bug report.

There is no bug here, 00-00-00 means 2000-00-00, which is 1999-12-00, which is 1999-11-30. No bug, perfectly normal.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.