Hi,

There is one place in my application that I am using date() function. On servers where "date.timezone" is not set in the php.ini file, this function gives the following warning:

Code:
Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier.
Now, since this application will be distributed and I can't control all servers, I am trying to find the best way to handle this.

Here is the options I could find:

1. Suppress the warning by "@date()".

2. Check if "date.timezone" value is not set in php.ini and suppress the warning accordingly:

Code:
$timezone = ini_get('date.timezone');
if (empty($timezone)) {
echo @date('Y');
} else {
echo date('Y');
}
3. Check if "date.timezone" value is not set in php.ini and set a default timezone, which is not I want because the application will be used all around the world:

Code:
$timezone = ini_get('date.timezone');
if (empty($timezone)) {
date_default_timezone_set('Europe/London');
}

echo date('Y');
Please let me know if you have any ideas about this. Thanks.