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Bug #79001 subtraction int from microtime(true) give a wrong result
Submitted: 2019-12-19 14:00 UTC Modified: 2019-12-19 15:14 UTC
From: dromidror at yahoo dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Not a bug Package: Math related
PHP Version: 7.4.1 OS: Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2019-12-19 14:00 UTC] dromidror at yahoo dot com
$now_time - is the result of function microtime(true)*10000. The value is a allegedly whole number with 14 digits. ( e.g. 15767617663680).

$start - is constant with value in range of $now_time value(14 digits)
$run - the result of subtracting start from now_time

Test script:
$now_time = microtime(true)*10000;
$start = 15767602956637;
$run = $now_time -$start ;
echo ($now_time - $start), " = ", $now_time, " - ", $start;

Expected result:
14707043 = 15767617663680-15767602956637

Actual result:
14707043.460938 = 15767617663680-15767602956637

Notice that PHP returns number with friction (14707043.460938) as result of subtracting two allegedly whole numbers(15767617663680 and 15767602956637).


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 [2019-12-19 15:14 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2019-12-19 15:14 UTC]
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| If get_as_float is set to TRUE, then microtime() returns a float,
| which represents the current time in seconds since the Unix epoch
| accurate to the nearest microsecond.
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