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Request #75915 json_decode recursion level misleading
Submitted: 2018-02-04 23:57 UTC Modified: 2018-02-05 12:09 UTC
Avg. Score:2.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 0 (0.0%)
From: chris at candm dot org dot uk Assigned:
Status: Open Package: JSON related
PHP Version: 7.0.27 OS: linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2018-02-04 23:57 UTC] chris at candm dot org dot uk
The documentation suggests that json_decode will only analyse down to the recursion level specified. But it does not say that when that happens it will just give up. 

However it would be better to alter the behaviour. It would be better if it analysed down to and returned results for the analysis down to the recursion level specified. e.g.

json_decode('[3,4,{"X":"Y"}]', false, 1);
should return
array(3) [

This would allow analysis in sections for large objects and various other useful purposes.
rather than null;


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