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Bug #21060 range() gives warning and returns false when low == high
Submitted: 2002-12-17 01:13 UTC Modified: 2002-12-19 19:00 UTC
Avg. Score:5.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
Same OS:1 (100.0%)
From: cnb at freedomink dot org Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Arrays related
PHP Version: 4CVS-2002-12-16 (dev) OS: Linux 2.4.18
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2002-12-17 01:13 UTC] cnb at freedomink dot org



Warning: range() []: 
step exceeds the specified range in - on line 3

Numerous scripts expect range() to return the low 
(or high) value (in this case 2 ) when low == high. 

This is useful in cases where the low and high values
are dynamically generated.

But since the default step is 1, there is a warning
and a FALSE returned when low == high.

The above patch makes range return low when 
(low == high).

Please comment.

- Chandrashekhar


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 [2002-12-19 19:00 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on how to report
a bug at

Nothing wrong with this behaviour, the low & high point are the same, hence the false output indicating failure.
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