Amit Dhamu

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Time Ago Function

// Takes a time() value. If necessary, use time_ago(strtotime(the_time))
function time_ago($time) {
        $gap = time() - $time;
 if ($gap < 5) {
            return "less than 5 seconds ago";
   } else if ($gap < 10) {
            return "less than 10 seconds ago";
  } else if ($gap < 20) {
            return "less than 20 seconds ago";
  } else if ($gap < 40) {
            return "half a minute ago";
 } else if ($gap < 60) {
            return "less than a minute ago";
    }

        $gap = round($gap / 60);
    if ($gap < 60)  { 
                return $gap." minute".($gap < 1 ? "s" : "")." ago";
 }

        $gap = round($gap / 60);
 if ($gap < 24)  { 
         return "about ".$gap." hour".($gap < 1 ? "s" : "")." ago";
        }
    return date("j M", $time);
}


function ElapsedTime($time) {
    $periods = array("second", "minute", "hour", "day", "week", "month", "year", "decade");
    $lengths = array("60","60","24","7","4.35","12","10");
    $now = time();
    $difference = $now - $time;
    $tense = "ago";
    for($j = 0; $difference >= $lengths[$j] && $j < count($lengths)-1; $j++) {
        $difference /= $lengths[$j];
    }
    $difference = round($difference);
    if($difference != 1) {
        $periods[$j].= "s";
    }
    return $difference." ".$periods[$j]." ago";
}


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