On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 05:01:43PM -0500, Brian Moon wrote:

> IMO, I like preg_match to return a bool and preg_match_all return a count.
> But that is me.  It may be thought of as inconsistent to some.  I just see
> the functions has having a different purpose.
That would make sense.  preg_match_all() would return 1 if only
one match is found, so there's no need for preg_match() to return
the number of matches.

However, even if preg_match() were to return a one or zero, it
would still function the same in boolean evaluations.  That makes
the whole thing simply a matter of "correctness".  Returning an
'int' would be more consistent but returning a boolean would be

Jon Parise ([EMAIL PROTECTED])  .  Rochester Inst. of Technology
http://www.csh.rit.edu/~jon/  :  Computer Science House Member

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