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Request #14523 Additional parameter for str_repeat()
Submitted: 2001-12-14 14:14 UTC Modified: 2021-05-26 11:32 UTC
Avg. Score:2.7 ± 1.4
Reproduced:4 of 4 (100.0%)
Same Version:2 (50.0%)
Same OS:3 (75.0%)
From: ahristov at icygen dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Strings related
PHP Version: * OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-12-14 14:14 UTC] ahristov at icygen dot com
Is is possible third parameter to be added to str_repeat().
In case in the string there is a name of a variable and it is of type array the following code :
foreach ($some_arr as $k =$v){
  $output .= '<some_html>...'.$v.'....</some_html>';
to be in one line
$output = str_repeat('<some_html>...$some_arr ...</some_html>',count($some_arr),REPEAT_SUBSITUTE);

Andrey Hristov


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 [2003-05-31 11:25 UTC]
better will be done with :
$a = array("one", "two", "three");
$s = "[text]";

echo str_replace(array('text'), array_values($a), str_repeat($s, 10));

but this doesn't work.
So, reclassifying as feature request for str_replace().
"str_replace() should behave differently when string is used as [search] and array is passed as [replace]".

Pollita, any comment on that. If that will break BC, then we will "won't fix" this.
 [2003-08-26 19:14 UTC]
oops, didn't notice this was assigned to me.

I don't see that breaking BC since the current behavior is to convert $replace to a string if $search is not an array, hence str_replace('search',array('re','place'),'search my search for a search') would be a new condition to be handled.

The only behavior I see this breaking is those who expect the above to return 'Array my Array for a Array' (which is a pretty esoteric behavior), would now get 're my place for a re'

If you can get a concensus from php.internals, then it shouldn't be terribly hard to implement.
 [2010-12-20 13:32 UTC]
-Summary: Additional parameter for str_repeat +Summary: Additional parameter for str_repeat() -Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: Strings related -PHP Version: 4.1.0 +PHP Version: *
 [2010-12-20 13:32 UTC]
-Operating System: +Operating System: *
 [2016-01-16 00:09 UTC]
-Assigned To: pollita +Assigned To: francois
 [2016-01-16 00:09 UTC]
The 'Add cyclic string replacements' RFC ( implements str_replace(search=<string>, replace=<array>). This RFC targets version 7.1.
 [2017-10-22 23:41 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Open -Assigned To: francois +Assigned To:
 [2017-10-22 23:41 UTC]
Since francois' RFC has been Abandoned, I'm gonna unassign him this report
 [2017-10-23 00:12 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Analyzed
 [2021-05-26 11:32 UTC]
-Status: Analyzed +Status: Wont fix
 [2021-05-26 11:32 UTC]
Since I closed the RFC PR several years ago, and no new RFC was started, I think it's safe to assume that 20 years after this FR was opened, that we are not going to implement this feature.

This report remains for reference but will be marked won't fix, as that more accurately represents the current status than does open.
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