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Bug #28048 using str_replace() together with while chaches PHP
Submitted: 2004-04-18 16:12 UTC Modified: 2004-04-18 16:45 UTC
From: johan at braattha dot se Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Reproducible crash
PHP Version: 4.3.4 OS: windows2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2004-04-18 16:12 UTC] johan at braattha dot se
When using str_replace() in a way it might not be thought (inside a while-loop where the statement is the actual str_replace one...) for (but still a valid one) it crashes php. This is 4 lines of code...

It just takes a while (less than a minute for me) before php actually crashes. I have not seen any updates on this bug in 4.3.5 or 4.3.6...

Reproduce code:
$string="I     hate    double      spaces.";
while ($string=str_replace("  "," ",$string)) {
$string=str_replace("  "," ",$string);

Expected result:
I expected $string to be: "I hate double spaces." I did not realise that str_replace() did this without the while loop... So everything works like a charm for me, but it might be problematic for other people?

Actual result:
A chrash... it takes a while and then apache restarts...


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