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Bug #23400 "print(2 or 3)" returns wrong result
Submitted: 2003-04-29 02:29 UTC Modified: 2003-04-30 02:43 UTC
From: akukula at min dot pl Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: *Programming Data Structures
PHP Version: 4.3.1 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-04-29 02:29 UTC] akukula at min dot pl
Bash command line:
$ echo '<?php print(2 or 3) ?>' | php
The result is 1
$ echo '<?php $i = 2 or 3; print($i) ?>' | php
The result is 2
According to documentation (e.g. the chapter on operators)
it should return '2' in both examples.

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Andrzej Kukula


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 [2003-04-29 10:39 UTC]
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This is definately not bug. 
 [2003-04-30 02:43 UTC] akukula at min dot pl
Okay, sorry for the mistake, I have misunderstood that "or" returns it first or second argument instead of true/false. This is my mistake. Please close that bug.

Besides, it's a pity that there's no operator that allows me to:
$var = $user_entered_value or "default";

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