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Request #48543 Introduction of a substitute for array_change_key_case which takes a callback.
Submitted: 2009-06-13 11:21 UTC Modified: 2014-12-30 10:41 UTC
From: simon at stienen dot name Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Arrays related
PHP Version: 5.3.0RC3 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-06-13 11:21 UTC] simon at stienen dot name
While array_change_key_case allows for changing array keys in regards to capitalization, it is very limited in its function.
Therefore I request the introduction of a new function (for the sake of the discussion, I'll call it "array_change_keys") that takes an array and a callback and then calls the callback for each key, passing the key as a parameter (possibly also passing the value as another parameter) and replaces the old key with the return value of the function call - under the same constraints as mentioned in in terms of replacing elements with colliding keys.

array array_change_keys  ( array $input, callback $callback )

Reproduce code:

$a = array(
  'peter' => 'm, 71',
  'paul'  => 'm, 72',
  'mary'  => 'f, 73'

$b = array_change_keys($a, 'strlen');

Expected result:
$b === array(
  5 => 'm, 71',
  4 => 'f, 73'

('paul' was overridden by the element 'mary' which resulted in the same key name)


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 [2014-04-16 21:57 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: Arrays related
 [2014-04-16 21:57 UTC]
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