Re: Updating legacy code ...
- Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2019 18:59:27 +0000
- From: Lester Caine <lester@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Updating legacy code ...
On 04/03/2019 16:59, Jonesy via php-general wrote:
On Mon, 4 Mar 2019 15:55:30 +0000, Lester Caine wrote:
On 04/03/2019 15:18, Aziz Saleh wrote:
Returns the number of elements in array_or_countable. When the
parameter is neither an array nor an object with implemented Countable
interface, 1 will be returned. There is one exception, if
array_or_countable is NULL, 0 will be returned.
If the item is null, it should indeed return 0.
Except since 7.2.0 it issues a warning as well!
Have to do
to shut it up ...
Isn't it just: @count($item) ???
We are told that '@' will be dropped at some point? But perhaps it IS
the right solution to fix what simply looks like a mistake anyway.
What I AM trying to establish is just what is the 'correct' way to do
these things since it is obvious that the methods used for 20+ years are
no longer acceptable? @ may work as a fix today, but for PHP8?
Although I'm tempted to nail down PHP7.2 in much the same way I used
PHP5.2 for over 10 years and by then I'm well into retirement and can
leave it to someone else to do the next re-write :) So perhaps 'count('
-> '@count(' may be the correct solution. The feedback on the Smarty
forums suggest simply rolling back to 7.1!
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