Now in V10.2, DatePlus has changed it behaviour in a undocumented way.

Now, DatePlus[n] (with n as Integer) return current date in the format:

{year, month, day, hour, minute, second}

Instead of:

{year, month, day}.

There is some parameter that controls that? So I can return to old behaviour?

IMHO this is a very bad practice. Make version update much more hard, and can easy break old code.

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    $\begingroup$ The best practice is to always use DateValue when working with Dates. This decouples your code from the way that these date functions will choose to represent their output. $\endgroup$
    – Searke
    Aug 12, 2015 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Searke, this is a nice tip. I have never used DateValue. $\endgroup$
    – Murta
    Aug 12, 2015 at 15:54

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something like

   With[{DatePlus = Function[Null, Take[DatePlus[##], 3]]},
  • $\begingroup$ Why not With[{DatePlus = Take[DatePlus[##], 3] &}, (* stuff *) DatePlus[2]] or even With[{DatePlus = DatePlus[##][[;; 3]] &}, (* stuff *) DatePlus[2]]? $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    Aug 17, 2015 at 23:01

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