ID: 7878
Updated by: zak
Status: Feedback
Bug Type: Documentation problem
Operating system: 
PHP Version: 4.0.3pl1
Assigned To: zak

In hindsight, I think that the current behavior is fine and makes sense given how PHP 
currently behaves.

People just need to remember that writing a number out in a different base is for 
their convenience - PHP sees it as its decimal equivalent and behaves appropriately.

I have assigned it to myself so that it will bug me til I get around to documenting 
the behavior.

Previous Comments:

[2001-05-06 11:31:04] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
I guess no-one had thoughts about this. What are we going to do with this one?


[2000-11-19 00:55:06] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
The base argument for intval has no effect unless the first argument is a string.

I am not sure what the best fix for this is:

We could document that you should make the first argument a string to have the base 
argument used.

We could convert the first argument to a string (using  convert_to_string_ex) if there 
is a second argument

That would mke calls made with base 10 would work as expected:
intval (1000, 11); // Returns 1331
intval ('1000', 11); // Returns 1331

However, calls using other bases might seem a bit odd:
intval ('077', 8); // returns 63
intval (077, 8); // returns 51

This would be because 077 is converted to 63, then the argument is converted to a 

Or we could add a warning if the first arg is not a string?

Any thoughts??


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