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Bug #74489 readline() immediately returns false in interactive console mode
Submitted: 2017-04-22 15:56 UTC Modified: -
From: webmaster_20170422 at cubiclesoft dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Readline related
PHP Version: 7.1.4 OS: Windows
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2017-04-22 15:56 UTC] webmaster_20170422 at cubiclesoft dot com
Description:
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As of PHP 7.1, the readline extension is compiled into PHP for Windows.  Unfortunately, calling readline() with no parameters immediately returns false.  No PHP notices, warnings, or errors are emitted.

I'm using Windows 10, PHP 7.1.4 (from windows.php.net), and a plain ol' Command Prompt (not elevated).

'php -i' shows:

readline

Readline Support => enabled
Readline library => WinEditLine


Looking at the source code, it looks like WinEditLine expects a non-null value to be passed into readline().  Passing an empty string appears to work (readline("")) but the PHP documentation says the parameter is optional.

Test script:
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<?php
var_dump(readline());
?>

Expected result:
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Wait for user input and dump the string when the user presses Enter.

Actual result:
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readline() with no parameters immediately returns a value of false.

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 [2017-04-22 16:35 UTC] ab@php.net
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Revision: http://git.php.net/?p=php-src.git;a=commit;h=000fe3aacce427eba082f12610b3b50f025b5e6a
Log: Fixed bug #74489 readline() immediately returns false in interactive console mode
 [2017-04-22 16:35 UTC] ab@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Closed
 
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