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Doc Bug #21998 array_pop() moves current element pointer since 4.3.0
Submitted: 2003-02-01 13:42 UTC Modified: 2003-02-05 03:10 UTC
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:0 (0.0%)
Same OS:1 (100.0%)
From: php at alterego dot dp dot ua Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: 4.3.0 OS: all
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2003-02-01 13:42 UTC] php at alterego dot dp dot ua
  $a = array("a", "b", "c");

This prints "bool(false)" in 4.3.0 (current element pointer points somewhere out of the array) and var_dump($a[0]) in 4.2.3 (array is reset after array_pop).

I had to add many additional reset()'s after installing 4.3.0.

How array_pop() (and may be others) affects current element pointer is not documented, so this behavior is not a bug. The only purpose of writing all this is that I want to know how array_pop() will work in future PHP releases.


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 [2003-02-01 15:08 UTC]
Array related. 
One of these commits broke it. 
revision 1.180 
date: 2002/08/01 17:34:31;  author: rodif_bl;  state: Exp;  
lines: +12 -15 
array_pop wasnt setting next index 
revision 1.179 
date: 2002/08/01 16:44:47;  author: sniper;  state: Exp;  
lines: +1 -4 
That was not correct.. 
revision 1.178 
date: 2002/08/01 16:39:52;  author: sniper;  state: Exp;  
lines: +5 -2 
Reset index when doing array_pop() 
 [2003-02-03 00:39 UTC] I reverted my changes, not my fault. :-p

But there is indeed some bug in this, since array_pop()
should not affect the current key. 

 [2003-02-03 10:51 UTC]
Clarification: In PHP 4.2.3, the current array position
was reset after array_pop() and array_shift().

 [2003-02-03 11:02 UTC]
I have fixed this now in CVS. But the docs should mention
that the pointer is reset by array_pop/array_shift.

 [2003-02-05 03:10 UTC] php at alterego dot dp dot ua
Thanks for the best web scripting language...
 [2004-01-30 02:12 UTC] nilsen at softease dot no
I just upgraded a machine here from 4.1.2 (redhat default installation) to 4.3.4.

while (count($tree) > 1){
        $tree[count($tree) - 2]["SELECTED"]["Children"] = $tree[count($tree) - 1];

The above doesn't work after upgrading. We had to change it to this:

while (count($tree) > 1){
        $tree[count($tree) - 2]["SELECTED"]["Children"] = $tree[count($tree) - 1];
        $tree = array_slice($tree,0,count($tree) - 1);

Wasn't this bug sorted out?

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