ID: 25494
Updated by: [email][/email]
Reported By: enygma at phpdeveloper dot org
-Status: Bogus
+Status: Closed
Bug Type: Arrays related
Operating System: Any
PHP Version: 4.3.2
New Comment:

The function behaves the same in PHP 4, in PHP 5 it remains to be seen
what the bosses tell it should be. (inconsistent or consistent, that's
the question)

Previous Comments:

[2003-09-11 13:57:55] [email][/email]

This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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Thank you for the report, and for helping us make PHP better.

array_merge() throws E_NOTICEs now in 4.3.x and will throw
a warning and fail in 5 for non-array arguments.



[2003-09-11 12:11:09] [email][/email]

Jay, it's an undoented feature. If it is not doented and obscure
it's developer's risk to use it. So, I think this is a bug and a check
for the input parameter should be performed. A warning throwed in the
same way as array_intersect() does will be the consistent way.
Opening again :)


[2003-09-11 11:50:39] enygma at phpdeveloper dot org

it still seems silly to me that a string passed into an array function
was taken without so much as a warning. even more strange that it was
suddenly treated as an array and merged into the other valid array.

maybe a warning would be enough to deter this in the future?


[2003-09-11 11:42:26] [email][/email]

If you use var_dump() in place of print_r(), you'd see
that it's not a mysterious value, it's 'false'. The
boolean value is being converted to an array index in
array_merge(). (Any value would produce similar results --
$array1=4; would produce an array value of

array_intersect() does a type check before it does
anything, which is why the warning comes up.

While it seems inconsistent, I can't see this being
changed because it would affect BC (albeit BC on a
somewhat obscure, undoented feature). Somebody correct
me here if I'm wrong. So I'm bogusing it for now.



[2003-09-11 11:42:19] [email][/email]

1. Please use var_dump() instead of print_r()
2. The value in the merged array is (bool) false


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