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Doc Bug #79997 Completely wrong example output given
Submitted: 2020-08-19 14:41 UTC Modified: 2020-08-19 14:47 UTC
From: yuriy dot naz at mserverone dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Not a bug Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: 7.3.21 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2020-08-19 14:41 UTC] yuriy dot naz at mserverone dot com
From manual page:
See "Example #1 arsort() example". Executing this example in the interactive console (php -a) gives completely different result:

php > $fruits = array("d" => "lemon", "a" => "orange", "b" => "banana", "c" => "apple");
php > asort($fruits);
php > foreach ($fruits as $key => $val) {
php {     echo "$key = $val\n";
php { }
c = apple
b = banana
d = lemon
a = orange

1) expected: sorting by key
actual: sorting by value
2) expected: sorting is ascending
actual: sorting is descending

Test script:
$fruits = array("d" => "lemon", "a" => "orange", "b" => "banana", "c" => "apple");
foreach ($fruits as $key => $val) {
    echo "$key = $val\n";

Expected result:
I expect to see this output in the documentation:

c = apple
b = banana
d = lemon
a = orange

Actual result:
a = orange
d = lemon
b = banana
c = apple


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 [2020-08-19 14:47 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2020-08-19 14:47 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on how to report
a bug at

You've used asort() instead of arsort().
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