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Request #8595 More effective parsing of list() (+other)
Submitted: 2001-01-08 09:26 UTC Modified: 2015-01-08 22:13 UTC
Avg. Score:3.4 ± 1.3
Reproduced:4 of 5 (80.0%)
Same Version:0 (0.0%)
Same OS:1 (25.0%)
From: antti dot boman at helsinki dot fi Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: * OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-01-08 09:26 UTC] antti dot boman at helsinki dot fi
I'd like to use list() for other things that assigning to, ie. this works:

But the following example doesn't work (among others):

$str="I think this is a stupid example, but it should show what I want to know";
preg_match( "/(this) is a (stupid) example/", $str, list($whole,$first,$second) );

Somebody generalized this feature request as 'more effective parser'.

Otherwise, thanks a lot for a good job!


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 [2001-06-22 20:20 UTC]
see also #8447
 [2010-12-31 20:11 UTC]
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: Scripting Engine problem -Operating System: Any +Operating System: * -PHP Version: 4.0.4 +PHP Version: *
 [2015-01-08 22:13 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix
 [2015-01-08 22:13 UTC]
This isn't really possible. It'd be nice, but not really doable except in limited cases with references. I also think code written like this might be confusing.

Closing as wontfix.
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