The same beharviour, but `assert` as statement also uses 1 character less.
Em 14 de fev de 2018 10:13 AM, "Michael Morris" <tendo...@gmail.com> escreveu: On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 1:16 AM Pedro Lacerda <pslace...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi developers, > > Trying to resolve the bug #75950 (that after long hours I found that I > couldn't reproduce), I observed that if `zend.assertions >= 0` the > generated code inside `assert()` was indeed executed even if `assert.active > = off`. Naturally the function arguments were evaluated before entering > into the `assert()` function. > > https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=75950 > > The point is that will be possible to fully disable assertions setting > `assert.active = false` after initialization if we turn `assert` into a > statement. This can mantain fully backward compatibility. Calling > `assert_options(ASSERT_ACTIVE, true)` or `false` after initialization would > fully enable or disable the functionality. It seems the most sensible thing > to do. > > By the way `assert` in Java and Python is an statement, and in C it isn't a > function. > > So my question is what is the purpose of mantaining `assert()` a function, > there are any drawbacks of fully disabling it when `zend.assertions >= 0`? > > > PS: Strange that nobody cared in recent emails about the proposal to a > small increase of the testing coverage by doubling the testing time > duration, was somewhat interesting. > Assert.active is the legacy PHP 5 control. Don’t use it. zend.assertions -1 has the behavior you want. 0 emulates PHP 5 and earlier’s broken implementation of assert. If you don’t have legacy software to babysit, don’t use it. > >