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# Date and Time Difference calculates in PHP

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`/** * Calculates the differences between two date *  * @param date \$date1 * @param date \$date2 * @return array */function dateDifference(\$date1, \$date2){    \$d1 = (is_string(\$date1) ? strtotime(\$date1) : \$date1);    \$d2 = (is_string(\$date2) ? strtotime(\$date2) : \$date2);     \$diff_secs = abs(\$d1 - \$d2);    \$base_year = min(date("Y", \$d1), date("Y", \$d2));     \$diff = mktime(0, 0, \$diff_secs, 1, 1, \$base_year);     return array    (        "years"                 => abs(substr(date('Ymd', \$d1) - date('Ymd', \$d2), 0, -4)),        "months_total"  => (date("Y", \$diff) - \$base_year) * 12 + date("n", \$diff) - 1,        "months"                => date("n", \$diff) - 1,        "days_total"    => floor(\$diff_secs / (3600 * 24)),        "days"                  => date("j", \$diff) - 1,        "hours_total"   => floor(\$diff_secs / 3600),        "hours"                 => date("G", \$diff),        "minutes_total" => floor(\$diff_secs / 60),        "minutes"               => (int) date("i", \$diff),        "seconds_total" => \$diff_secs,        "seconds"               => (int) date("s", \$diff)    );}`