public int IntlDateFormatter::parse    ( string $value   [, int &$position   ] )

IntlDateFormatter::parse -- datefmt_parseParse string to a timestamp value

fmt

The formatter resource

value

string to convert to a time

position

Position at which to start the parsing in $value (zero-based). If no error occurs before $value is consumed, $parse_pos will contain -1 otherwise it will contain the position at which parsing ended (and the error occurred). This variable will contain the end position if the parse fails. If $parse_pos > strlen($value), the parse fails immediately.