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Bug #43559 array_merge_recursive() doesn't behave as expected with duplicate NULL values
Submitted: 2007-12-11 05:35 UTC Modified: 2008-01-23 12:06 UTC
Votes:2
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.5
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:2 (100.0%)
From: kraghuba at in dot ibm dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Arrays related
PHP Version: 5.2CVS-2007-12-11 (snap) OS: Linux, windows
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2007-12-11 05:35 UTC] kraghuba at in dot ibm dot com
Description:
------------
When two arrays having common key and value are passed as argument to array_merge_recursive(), the function behaves in an unexpected way for NULL values. It outputs an empty array instead of an array having two elements, both being NULL. Whereas, the function behaves in an expected way with values other than NULL. This behavior can be observed in the testcase array_merge_recursive_variation9.phpt.
   
This behavior is observed in PHP5.3 and PHP6 as well.

I tried creating an array with two null values and it works:
  <?php
  $a = array(NULL, NULL);
  var_dump($a);
  ?>
output:
  array(2) {
  [0]=>
  NULL
  [1]=>
  NULL
}




Reproduce code:
---------------
<?php
$a1 = array( 'b' => 'string' );
$a2 = array( 'b' => 'string' );
$a3 = array( 'b' => NULL );
$a4 = array( 'b' => NULL );
var_dump( array_merge_recursive($a1, $a2) );  // expected output
var_dump( array_merge_recursive($a3, $a4) );  // unexpecteed output
?>


Expected result:
----------------
array(1) {
  ["b"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    string(6) "string"
    [1]=>
    string(6) "string"
  }
}
array(1) {
  ["b"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    NULL
    [1]=>
    NULL
  }
}


Actual result:
--------------
array(1) {
  ["b"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    string(6) "string"
    [1]=>
    string(6) "string"
  }
}
array(1) {
  ["b"]=>
  array(0) {
  }
}


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 [2008-01-23 00:35 UTC] andrei@php.net
Looks fine to me.
 [2008-01-23 12:06 UTC] tony2001@php.net
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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