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Bug #48170 Array key differentiates between unicode and binary strings
Submitted: 2009-05-06 18:00 UTC Modified: 2009-05-14 01:00 UTC
From: rodrigosouzadossantos at gmai dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: *Unicode Issues
PHP Version: 6CVS-2009-05-06 (snap) OS: Debian Lenny
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-05-06 18:00 UTC] rodrigosouzadossantos at gmai dot com
I have a array that is populated with result query from a Postgres. The keys of array are the field name and the value are the field value. Like this:

    [app1] => app value
    [app2] => some value

Reproduce code:
$result[ 'app1' ] = 'app value';
$result[ 'app2' ] = 'some value';

print_r( $result );

var_dump( $result[ 'app1' ] );

Expected result:
string(9) "app value"

Actual result:

The result of var_dump is correct when is puts a 'b' (binary) before string, like:

var_dump( $result[ b'app1' ] );

Is it the expected behavior?


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 [2009-05-06 19:50 UTC]
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Works for me with CVS HEAD on Debian lenny.
Are you sure the input from Postgres is not to blame?

$result[ 'app1' ] = 'app value';
$result[ 'app2' ] = 'some value';

print_r( $result );

var_dump( $result[ 'app1' ] );
var_dump( $result[ b'app1' ] );

    [app1] => app value
    [app2] => some value
unicode(9) "app value"
 [2009-05-08 18:36 UTC] rodrigosouzadossantos at gmail dot com

When I created this bug I missed my e-mail. I wrote '' instead of ''.

So I can not recover the password to edit this post and provide more information.

Is there any way to change my e-mail address?

Thank in advance.

Rodrigo Souza
 [2009-05-14 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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the status of the bug back to "Open".
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