On 08/31/2011 09:03 AM, magic-...@damage.devloop.de wrote:
> Hi,
> I have opend Bug #51739 in 2010. It was closed as bogus before my last
> question was answered. It would be fine to know what you think about
> that bug.
> In short:
> var_dump((float)"8315e839da08e2a7afe6dd12ec58245d");
> results in float(INF)
> This is because "8315" is treated as base and
> "e839da08e2a7afe6dd12ec58245d" is treated as an exponent. My hint that
> "e839da08e2a7afe6dd12ec58245d" is not a valid exponent was not answered.
> What do you think about?
> cheers
> Daniel

The cast to float is truncating the invalid characters and since your
string contains a float that is INF (8315e839) before the truncation at
the "d", then it returns INF.  Makes perfect sense.


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