1 date.inc date_now($timezone = NULL, $reset = FALSE)

A date object for the current time.


object $timezone: (optional) Optionally force time to a specific timezone, defaults to user timezone, if set, otherwise site timezone. Defaults to NULL.

bool $reset: (optional) Static cache reset.

Return value

BackdropDateTime: The current time as a date object.


core/includes/date.inc, line 752
Date API functions.


function date_now($timezone = NULL, $reset = FALSE) {
  $now = &backdrop_static(__FUNCTION__ . $timezone);

  if (!isset($now) || $reset) {
    $now = new BackdropDateTime('now', $timezone);

  // Avoid unexpected manipulation of cached $now object
  // by subsequent code execution
  // @see https://drupal.org/node/2261395
  $clone = clone $now;
  return $clone;