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Bug #24281 str_replace count functionality
Submitted: 2003-06-21 17:46 UTC Modified: 2003-06-23 09:34 UTC
From: jimflug2222 at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 5CVS-2003-06-21 (dev) OS: GNU/Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2003-06-21 17:46 UTC] jimflug2222 at hotmail dot com
I tried out the new fourth parameter in str_replace to count the 
number of replacements made (this was using the very latest 
snapshot), and found that the fourth parameter only works if the 
variable passed is set already. 

Reproduce code:
Interactive mode enabled

$string = "He had had to have had it";
$newstring = str_replace("had", "foo", $string, $count);
print "$count changes were made.\n";
 changes were made.
$count = 0;
$newstring = str_replace("had", "foo", $string, $count);
echo $count;

(Note: due to ambiguity in the manual, I tried using $count and &$count as I wasn't sure which was correct - both failed to work)

Expected result:
I would have expected either a warning, "Unknown variable 
$count", or, otherwise, for PHP to create $count and set it to the 
right value. 

Actual result:
$count didn't get set 


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 [2003-06-23 09:34 UTC]
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