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Doc Bug #60900 Remove the warning in gettype()'s documentation
Submitted: 2012-01-27 10:18 UTC Modified: 2012-01-28 00:12 UTC
From: nicolas dot grekas+php at gmail dot com Assigned: frozenfire (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Documentation problem
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 [2012-01-27 10:18 UTC] nicolas dot grekas+php at gmail dot com
The documentation page for gettype() contains a big warning saying
"the returned string may be subject to change in a future version".


But since the release process RFC is now approved, shouldn't this waring be removed a gettype()'s current behavior be marked as stable, for the shake of strict backward compatibility ?


Also, the doc says that using is_*() functions is faster than using gettype() because of the string comparison. But a switch(gettype($var)) is way faster than a if (is_*()) ... else if (is_*()) ...

Thus, this speed notice is misleading I think.


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 [2012-01-28 00:12 UTC]
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of frozenfire
Log: Removed big, obtrusive warning, and replaced it with a short note about using is_* functions for type-checking. Closes bug #60900.
 [2012-01-28 00:12 UTC]
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.

 [2012-01-28 00:12 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Closed -Assigned To: +Assigned To: frozenfire
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