> -----Original Message-----
> From: b [mailto:p...@logi.ca]
> Sent: 30 July 2009 03:17
> >
> >>> echo (preg_match($pattern, $test) != false)
> >
> > The " != false " here is redundant.
> Understood. But what you think is redundancy is, to me, clarity in
> programming. I happen to think that boolean tests shouldn't ride on
> whether or not an array returned from a function is empty or not (or
> a
> freaking boolean). If what I'm looking for is a "false" then that's
> what
> I'll test for.

Well, then, by that logic you should be testing separately for ===FALSE and 
===0, since the former means an error occurred, whilst the latter means the 
pattern was ok but didn't match.  If the pattern finds a match, the return 
value is 1 (not TRUE).


Mike Ford,
Electronic Information Developer, Libraries and Learning Innovation,  
Leeds Metropolitan University, C507, Civic Quarter Campus, 
Woodhouse Lane, LEEDS,  LS1 3HE,  United Kingdom 
Email: m.f...@leedsmet.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 113 812 4730


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