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Bug #26027 settype($array, 'string') always raises a notice
Submitted: 2003-10-29 09:02 UTC Modified: 2003-10-31 04:58 UTC
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Status: Not a bug Package: Arrays related
PHP Version: 4.3.3 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-10-29 09:02 UTC]
setType($array, 'string') always raises a notice

Reproduce code:
$ php -r '$r=array(); settype($r,'string'); var_dump($r);'

Expected result:
string(5) "Array"

Actual result:
PHP Notice:  Array to string conversion in Command line code on line 1
string(5) "Array"


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 [2003-10-29 19:52 UTC]
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a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on how to report
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 [2003-10-31 04:58 UTC]
But what for is the Notice if I call setType explicitely?

I understand `echo $array;` raising a Notice, but setType()?

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