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Doc Bug #76389 Documentation to clarify error_reporting levels
Submitted: 2018-05-29 12:49 UTC Modified: 2018-05-29 13:00 UTC
From: luisdv at icon dot co dot za Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: All
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2018-05-29 12:49 UTC] luisdv at icon dot co dot za
Description:
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From manual page: http://www.php.net/function.error-reporting
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The above error-reporting article describes these two reporting levels:

// Report all PHP errors (see changelog)
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// Report all PHP errors
error_reporting(-1);

What is the difference between the two? When would you use one instead of the other?

Please update the article with a clear explanation of the differences and an example of the correct use cases for each level.


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 [2018-05-29 13:00 UTC] peehaa@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug
 [2018-05-29 13:00 UTC] peehaa@php.net
The difference is what E_ALL reports on different versions of PHP which is defined in the changelog.

It used to report all errors but strict. Nowadays -1 and E_ALL are the same.
 
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