OK, so how come it works with 1 dimensional arrays? Surely it would make
sense to make it work with multi-dimensional arrays or not with arrays full

Karl Austin

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From: Bug Database [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: 09 July 2001 12:09
Subject: Bug #11962 Updated: eval() doesn't handle multi-dimentional

ID: 11962
Updated by: jeroen
Old Summary: eval() doesn't handle multi-dimentional arrays.
Old Status: Open
Status: Bogus
Bug Type: Scripting Engine problem
Operating System: RedHat 6.2
PHP Version: 4.0.6
New Comment:

Your string equals    'echo "$GLOBALS[page][title]";', and RTFM why that
doesn't work.

Previous Comments:

[2001-07-08 20:00:57] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

It appears that eval() does not handle mutli-dimentional arrays properly
e.g.  $page[title] = 'Page'; $test = '$page[title]';  If I do:  eval( 'echo
"'.$test.'";' );  I get:  Page  as the output, however if I change $test to:
$test = '$GLOBALS[page][title]';  then do:  eval( 'echo "'.$test.'";' );  I
get:  Array[title]  as my output.  My best guess for the reason this is
happening is that when eval() does a lookup for a variable in the symbol
table it is going from top to bottom and stops on the first match, no matter
how complete - From this I am assuming that the symbol table would be built
as follows:  $GLOBALS $GLOBALS[page] $GLOBALS[page][title]  so if eval()
searched from the top then it would find a partial match against
$GLOBALS[page] which is what I think it is doing.  A better example:
$page[title] = 'Hello';      $string = '$page[title]';     eval( 'echo
"'.$string.'";' );      echo "<br>\n";      $string =
'$GLOBALS[page][title]';     eval( 'echo "'.$string.'";' );   I hope I make
sense to you, if not then please let me know and I will try and be clearer.


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