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Bug #2730 for loop ignores fractions
Submitted: 1999-11-16 14:38 UTC Modified: 2001-02-10 15:48 UTC
From: kevin at dope dot de Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Parser error
PHP Version: 3.0.12 OS: Linux 2.0.36
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [1999-11-16 14:38 UTC] kevin at dope dot de
When I use this script with my employer's computer (Linux 2.0.36, Apache 1.3.9, PHP 3.0.12, OCI8 and Oracle):

for ($i=0; $i<10; $i += .5) {
        echo $i . "<br>";
        }

I get an infinite loop, because $i remains zero. If I increment $i with 1.5 each time, it gets actually incremented with 1, so it seems like the increment is floor()'ed before.
The script runs perfectly on my workstation (Linux 2.2.13, Apache 1.3.4, PHP3.0.7, MySQL).

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 [1999-11-16 15:27 UTC] kevin at dope dot de
It works if I use
1/2
instead of
.5
And there is no php.ini on either computer
 [2000-08-17 15:43 UTC] hholzgra@php.net
this is locale-dependant, it has been fixed for 
php4 but not php3

as a workaround use setlocale("C",LC_ALL)
 [2001-02-10 15:48 UTC] jimw@php.net
duplicate of 2260.
 
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