Recently I have noticed very strange occurances with PHP and arrays and
cannot for the life of me figure out why.  When I deal with a large array,
+2000 entries the Apache child process Aborts.  The same is true when I am
working with about 20 different arrays the vary in length, ranging from 3 to
30(total lines of code~230).  To make it stranger, the later case mentioned,
works in PHP Version 4.0.4pl1 and does not work in PHP Version 4.0.6.

I switched to PHP Version 4.0.6 because the 4.0.4p1 child process was
Aborting when I tried to add words from MySql to a pspell dictionary.  I
verified that the data was actually returning from MySql and that it got the
code to add it to the dictionary:

----------Code Example-----------
//Test loop to recreate crash manually without MySql
//      for ($y=0;$y<2000;$y++)
//              $wordlist[]=$y;
        $query = "select check_word from dictionary";
        $words = $db->selectQuery($query);

//      for ($q=0;$q<2;$q++)
        for ($q=0; $q<count($words); $q++)
                $word = $words[$q]["check_word"];
//              $wordlist[] = $words[$q]["check_word"];
echo "<br>" . $word;
//The data is all there

        $sp = new SpellChecker($symbols, $wordlist, $wrongcolor);

--------In SpellChecker.checkSpelling()-----------
//              for ($i=0;$i<5;$i++)
        for ($i=0;$i<count($this->wordlist);$i++)
                pspell_add_to_personal ($pspell_link, $this->wordlist[$i]);

If I comment out the above line to add only 5 elements to the list it
Aborts.  If I change the 5 to a 4, it works.

The data at element 5 is: ACCP's
for live data.

And for test data it is: 5

In either case, live data or test data, the child apache process aborted
with both versions of PHP.  PHP 4.0.4pl1 did not crash when including a file
with a list of arrays that are used for site Default values whereas 4.0.6
did.  I have gone back to PHP 4.0.4pl1 for now.


Robert T. Covell
President / Owner
Rolet Internet Services, LLC
Phone: 816.210.7145
Fax: 816.753.1952

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