Am Mittwoch, 31. August 2011, 20:48:37 schrieb Shawn McKenzie:
> On 08/31/2011 09:03 AM, 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.

This is what drives me crazy.

If I use a string in PHP I don't want PHP to cut this string. Either it uses 
this string as it is or it gives me an error/warning/false (what ever...). But 
silently(!!!) using a small piece of a string is not understandable.


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