To be more technical: If intval('8315e839da08e2a7afe6dd12ec58245d') would return NULL instead of 8315 then PHP would be still weak-typed and the developer could know that the conversion failed. Good idea? Of course NULL should be transparent in operations like +. So 0 + NULL should be still 0.
Regards Daniel -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: BUSCHKE Daniel Gesendet: Donnerstag, 13. Juni 2013 13:28 An: 'Pete Ford'; email@example.com Betreff: AW: AW: [PHP] PHP is Zero Hi, > It gives up when it finds a non-numeric character (as the documentation would > tell you) Why is PHP doing that? I know it works as designed and I know it is documented like this but that does not mean that it is a good feature, does it? So lets talk about the question: Is that behaviour awaited by PHP software developers? Is that really the way PHP should work here? May we should change that?! BTW: I talked to some collegues and friends since my first post. They all guessed that "'PHP' == 0" is false within a few seconds. I think the weak-typed-PHP is a little to weak at this point. Regards Daniel -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php