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Request #51922 Controlled typecasting for objects that implement the "Countable" interface
Submitted: 2010-05-26 15:06 UTC Modified: 2010-08-07 01:55 UTC
From: korchasa at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: SPL related
PHP Version: 5.3.2 OS: Any
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-05-26 15:06 UTC] korchasa at gmail dot com
Now we have no ways to controll type casting of Countable-objects to boolean 
type. We would like to work with the SPL-derivatives, as well as with the built-
in types.

Test script:
class myCountable implements Countable
  function count()
    return 0;

var_dump((boolean) array());
var_dump((boolean) new myCountable());

Expected result:

Actual result:


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 [2010-08-07 01:55 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Bogus
 [2010-08-07 01:55 UTC]
Even with count() returning null an object often is a "true" value and we decided not to add other casting functions (other than __toString())
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