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Bug #49991 json_decode integer truncation on 32-bit machines
Submitted: 2009-10-25 13:33 UTC Modified: 2009-10-26 00:09 UTC
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From: warren at guy dot net dot au Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: JSON related
PHP Version: 5.2.11 OS: FreeBSD 6.3
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-10-25 13:33 UTC] warren at guy dot net dot au
json_decode truncates numbers greater than 32 bit int 2147483647 on 32 bit system

Reproduce code:

$json_encoded = '{"test_id_small_int":12345,"test_id_maxint":2147483647,"test_id_maxint_plus_two":2147483649,"test_id_huge_int":80000000000}';



Expected result:
object(stdClass)#1 (4) {

or even strings instead of floats would work for me.

Actual result:
object(stdClass)#1 (4) {


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 [2009-10-25 16:00 UTC]
Are you cross-compiling for 32-bit, on a 64-bit system...?
 [2009-10-25 16:05 UTC] warren at guy dot net dot au
Nope, built on same machine it's running. 32 bit machine and OS.

FreeBSD [redacted] 6.3-RELEASE-p11 FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE-p11 #0: Wed Jun 10 02:25:37 UTC 2009  i386
 [2009-10-25 20:19 UTC]
How exactly would it work when max int size on 32bit is 2147483647 ? 
Expected behaviour -> bogus.
 [2009-10-25 22:55 UTC]
FWIW, it works properly on my 32 bit linux machine (debian lenny):

$ php -v
PHP 5.2.6-1+lenny3 with Suhosin-Patch (cli) (built: Apr 26 2009 22:16:23) 
Copyright (c) 1997-2008 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2008 Zend Technologies
 [2009-10-26 00:07 UTC] warren at guy dot net dot au
I am not asking json_decode to represent a number as an integer, nor any specific type. It is detecting a numeric value and turning it in to an integer for me. It seems that if it is able to detect that it is a numeric value, perhaps it should also be aware that the numeric value is greater than the max value of the type it is about to be assigned and use a more appropriate type instead?

It seems counter intuitive that JSON numeric input on a 32 bit machine should be limited to a 32 bit integer. If for some reason this limitation is required, it should be obviously documented (it is not).

Side note: if I add '.0' to the end of a number, it becomes a float and can represent numbers greater than 2147483647.
 [2009-10-26 00:09 UTC] warren at guy dot net dot au
Additionally, from a comment on

> Nick Telford
> 25-Jun-2009 11:06
> In PHP <= 5.1.6 trying to decode an integer value that's > PHP_INT_MAX 
> will result in an intger of PHP_INT_MAX.
> In PHP 5.2+ decoding an integer > PHP_INT_MAX will cause a conversion
> to a float.

which might implie that the expected behavior is not the behavior that is being exhibited here.
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