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Doc Bug #60700 Confusing function return type
Submitted: 2012-01-10 16:03 UTC Modified: 2012-01-11 02:47 UTC
From: adrian at foeder dot de Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2012-01-10 16:03 UTC] adrian at foeder dot de
Description:
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From manual page: http://www.php.net/function.preg-match#refsect1-function.preg-match-description
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The description says this function would return "int" only, while the Return Values section says it could return FALSE also.


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 [2012-01-11 02:47 UTC] frozenfire@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Bogus
 [2012-01-11 02:47 UTC] frozenfire@php.net
This isn't an error. It's standard to indicate the "working" return value in the 
function prototype, and indicate "or false on failure" in the return values 
section.
 
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