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Bug #54930 Assigning a value inside a foreach leads to change a variable out of scope
Submitted: 2011-05-25 23:04 UTC Modified: 2011-05-26 00:28 UTC
From: dobrolyubov at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Arrays related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: any
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2011-05-25 23:04 UTC] dobrolyubov at gmail dot com
I'm not sure if it's the right behavior, but seems that PHP doing it wrong, see the test script.

Test script:
$v = array();
$data = array('v1' => '0');
foreach($data as $k => &$v)

foreach(array('v2' => '1') as $k => $v)


Expected result:
array(1) {
  &string(1) "0"

Actual result:
array(1) {
  &string(1) "1"


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 [2011-05-26 00:28 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Bogus
 [2011-05-26 00:28 UTC]
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