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Bug #30488 Associative array key called on string returns first character
Submitted: 2004-10-20 06:35 UTC Modified: 2004-10-20 09:20 UTC
From: azmoo at azmoo dot net Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Variables related
PHP Version: 5.0.2 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2004-10-20 06:35 UTC] azmoo at azmoo dot net
If referencing an associative array key on a string (which we shouldn't be doing, obviously), it seems to make the key equal 0, and consequently returns the first character of the string. I expected this to return NULL.

Reproduce code:
$string = 'This is a string!';

Expected result:

Actual result:


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 [2004-10-20 09:20 UTC]
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