> We can change in_array() to return the the key if it's found, and false
> if it's not, but imagine all the scripts it would break..
about 1/4th of mine : )

Well I think the basic problem is that people are using in_array against its intention.
It is a Boolean function, and that really shouldn't be changed. We could create another
function that is more designed for searching? perhaps array_find? I wouldn't mind 
spending time on this if agreed upon.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrei Zmievski" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Jason Greene" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "André Langhorst" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "PHP Development" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: [PHP-DEV] PHP 4.0 Bug #9337 Updated: make in_array return key, if 
searched value was found

> On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Jason Greene wrote:
> > Some of my thoughts:
> > 1. if you change the return value of in_array to return the key, you can get a 
>false error
> > in your if statement, imagine if in_array found the element in key 0? : )
> > 2. I would say that returning a key is a bit more useful then an option that does 
>not reset the  internal pointer or not, though
> > can see a use of it
> >
> > I do agree that having too many parameters is a bad thing, but if this is a 
>concern what about making another function?
> >
> > There seems to be a large desire to see the key of  in_array (see the haystack 
>comment in docs)
> -Andrei
> * The future is not what it used to be. *

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