On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Sebastian Krebs <krebs....@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi, > > In PHP the array is in fact a hash map, but especially it is _used_ for > nearly everything map-, set-, ...-like thing. So in short: The is no > operator or built-in function, that merges two arrays _and_ treat them as > set (instead of the hashmap, what they are). Your solution is the way to go.
Sure, I know about the underlying implementation. I was just hopeful because several of the array functions handle the maps differently depending on whether the keys are numeric or string or both. If I wanted to get cute, I could store the value in the key (e.g., array('value 1' => 0, 'value 2' => 0, ...)), and that allows me to use the '+' operator. In spite of the nice performance benefits of this approach (leveraging the hashes benefits), the code that utilizes the arrays becomes quite clunky. Thanks, Adam -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php