Le 16/08/2011 16:50, rs...@live.com a ├ęcrit :
Hello Florian,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 4:32:39 PM, you wrote:

manual : function.count.php
"Returns the number of elements in/var/. If/var/is not an array or an
object with implementedCountable
<http://www.php.net/manual/en/class.countable.php>interface,/1/will be
returned. There is one exception, if/var/is*NULL*,/0/will be returned."
Yes I know, but I wonder what is the master reason behind this line of
doing things ?

The fact that something is documented shoudn't make it automatically
right. Are there scripts where people are putting strings into count
by purpose, not by an accident ? Is this behavior having some grand
purpose behind id, or is it just a historical accident for early days
of php ?


this question has already been discussed 8 days ago in this mailing list.
You can see the archive here :
http://www.mail-archive.com/php-general@lists.php.net/msg267800.html


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