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Request #61021 chaging keyword 'empty' to 'isempty'
Submitted: 2012-02-09 01:01 UTC Modified: 2012-02-09 01:31 UTC
From: milevyo at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: PHP options/info functions
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: all
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2012-02-09 01:01 UTC] milevyo at gmail dot com
Description:
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if (empty($var)){
   ...
}

this has an impression that we are trying freeing up $var and making it 'NULL'
it sound like 'DoEmpty()' or 'SetEmpty()'

but what this function realy is: 
isEmpty()

the script should looks like this:
if(isempty($var)){
   ...
}
because IMHO 'do','set' and 'let' are optional prefixes, which let you understand that this function is an order (a command)
but not the prefix 'is' which is if we can say a test prefix.




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 [2012-02-09 01:31 UTC] aharvey@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix
 [2012-02-09 01:31 UTC] aharvey@php.net
Given the massive backward compatibility break this would entail for people using 
empty(), not to mention the many hits on Koders for PHP code that has declared a 
function called isempty(), I don't think there's any feasible way this could be 
done.
 
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