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Doc Bug #54768 Bad function prototype var_dump()
Submitted: 2011-05-17 10:39 UTC Modified: 2011-06-07 13:51 UTC
From: gwarnants at gmail dot com Assigned: salathe
Status: Closed Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2011-05-17 10:39 UTC] gwarnants at gmail dot com
Description:
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From manual page: http://www.php.net/function.var-dump#Description
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I think prototype of this variable-length argument list function is badly written. If you look at similar functions, you will see extra parameters written like this :

array list ( mixed $varname [, mixed $... ] )

so I think prototype of var_dump should become

void var_dump ( mixed $expression [, mixed $... ] )

Regards,
Geoffray

Expected result:
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void var_dump ( mixed $expression [, mixed $... ] )

Actual result:
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void var_dump ( mixed $expression [, mixed $expression [, $... ]] )

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 [2011-05-17 23:59 UTC] salathe@php.net
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of salathe
Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&revision=311159
Log: tidy var_dump() prototype (doc #54768)
 [2011-05-18 00:00 UTC] salathe@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Closed -Assigned To: +Assigned To: salathe
 [2011-05-18 00:00 UTC] salathe@php.net
This bug has been fixed in the documentation's XML sources. Since the
online and downloadable versions of the documentation need some time
to get updated, we would like to ask you to be a bit patient.

Thank you for the report, and for helping us make our documentation better.


 [2011-06-07 10:45 UTC] salathe@php.net
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of salathe
Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&revision=311886
Log: type hint for $... param in isset/var_dump (doc #54768)
 [2011-06-07 12:15 UTC] gwarnants at gmail dot com
Hello, it seems not to be correctly fixed, see my duplicate bug report #55006

Regards,
Geoffray

Expected result:
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void var_dump ( mixed $expression [, mixed $... ] )

Actual result:
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void var_dump ( mixed $expression [, $... ] )
 [2011-06-07 12:54 UTC] salathe@php.net
Today's earlier commit (r311886) changes the output to your expected result.
 [2011-06-07 13:16 UTC] gwarnants at gmail dot com
Ok but the same problem also occurs in other translations, perhaps in all translations except english :

- french
- brazilian
- japanese
- german
- spanish
- turkish
- ...

Regards,
Geoffray
 [2011-06-07 13:51 UTC] salathe@php.net
The translators do not react to English documentation changes within seconds. 
There will be some time lag (days, weeks, months) between English changes and 
other languages reflecting those changes, if at all.
 
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