On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 5:39 AM, Gary <php-gene...@garydjones.name> wrote:

> Is there any nice way to convert a string containing either "TRUE" or
> "FALSE" to a bool with the appropriate value? I know I can just "if
> (strcmp..." but, as the song goes on to say "...ugly, so ugly, it's
> ugly"[1]
> Footnotes:
> [1]  "Mask", Henry Rollins
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You don't need an 'if', and you don't need to add a function call to the

$value_to_convert = 'TRUE'; // tested with true, but works with false, too
$bool = ('TRUE' == $value_to_convert);

This does require that you've sanity checked the value before hand, as your
"either "TRUE" or "FALSE"" statement implies.


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