Operadores de incremento/decremento

PHP soporta operadores estilo C de pre- y post-incremento y decremento.

Nota: Los operadores de incremento/decremento solamente afectan a números y strings. Los arrays, objects y resources no se ven afectados. Decrementar valores NULL tampoco tiene efecto, pero incrementarlos entonces resulta en 1.

Operadores de incremento/decremento
Ejemplo Nombre Efecto
++$a Pre-incremento Incrementa $a en uno, y luego retorna $a.
$a++ Post-incremento Retorna $a, y luego incrementa $a en uno.
--$a Pre-decremento Decrementa $a en uno, luego retorna $a.
$a-- Post-decremento Retorna $a, luego decrementa $a en uno.

Aquí hay un script simple de ejemplo:

<?php
echo "<h3>Postincremento</h3>";
$a 5;
echo 
"Debe ser 5: " $a++ . "<br />\n";
echo 
"Debe ser 6: " $a "<br />\n";

echo 
"<h3>Preincremento</h3>";
$a 5;
echo 
"Debe ser 6: " . ++$a "<br />\n";
echo 
"Debe ser 6: " $a "<br />\n";

echo 
"<h3>Postdecremento</h3>";
$a 5;
echo 
"Debe ser 5: " $a-- . "<br />\n";
echo 
"Debe ser 4: " $a "<br />\n";

echo 
"<h3>Predecremento</h3>";
$a 5;
echo 
"Debe ser 4: " . --$a "<br />\n";
echo 
"Debe ser 4: " $a "<br />\n";
?>

PHP sigue la convención de Perl cuando trabaja con operaciones aritméticas sobre variables de caracteres y no la de C. Por ejemplo, en PHP y Perl $a = 'Z'; $a++; convierte $a en 'AA', mientras que en C a = 'Z'; a++; convierte a en '[' (el valor ASCII de 'Z' es 90, el valor ASCII de '[' es 91). Nótese que las variables de caracteres pueden ser incrementadas pero no decrementadas y aun así sólo caracteres y dígitos de ASCII puro (a-z, A-Z y 0-9) están soportados. Incrementar o decrementar otras variables de caracteres no tiene efecto, el string original no se modifica.

Ejemplo #1 Operaciones aritméticas sobre variables de caracteres

<?php
echo '== Letras ==' PHP_EOL;
$s 'W';
for (
$n=0$n<6$n++) {
    echo ++
$s PHP_EOL;
}
// Los caracteres de dígitos tienen un comportamiento diferente
echo '== Dígitos ==' PHP_EOL;
$d 'A8';
for (
$n=0$n<6$n++) {
    echo ++
$d PHP_EOL;
}
$d 'A08';
for (
$n=0$n<6$n++) {
    echo ++
$d PHP_EOL;
}
?>

El resultado del ejemplo sería:

== Letras ==
X
Y
Z
AA
AB
AC
== Dígitos ==
A9
B0
B1
B2
B3
B4
A09
A10
A11
A12
A13
A14

Incrementar o decrementar booleanos no tiene efecto.

add a note add a note

User Contributed Notes 9 notes

up
13
dsbeam at gmail dot com
5 years ago
When using the ++ operator by itself on a variable, ++$var is faster than $var++ and uses slightly less memory (in my experiments).  It would seem like this could be optimized in the language during runtime (if $var++ is the only thing in the whole statement, it could be treated as ++$var).

I conducted many tests (I believe to be fair), and here's one of the results:

$i++ took 8.47515535355 seconds and 2360 bytes
++$i took 7.80081486702 seconds and 2160 bytes

Here's my code.  If anyone sees a bias in it, tell me.  I conducted it many times, each time going through a loop one million iterations and doing each test 10 - 15 times (10 - 15 million uses of the ++ operator).

<?php

ini_set
( 'MAX_EXEC_TIME', 120 );
ob_start( );

$num_tests = 10;
$startFirst = $startSecond = $endFirst = $endSecond = $startFirstMemory = $endFirstMemory = $startSecondMemory = $endSecondMemory = $someVal = 0;
$times = array( '$i++' => array( 'time' => 0, 'memory' => 0 ), '++$i' => array( 'total' => 0, 'memory' => 0 ) );

for(
$j = 0; $j < $num_tests; ++$j )
{
        for(
$i = 0, $startFirstMemory = memory_get_usage( ), $startFirst = microtime( true ); $i < 10000000; $i++ ){ $someval = 2; }
       
$endFirstMemory = memory_get_usage( );
       
$endFirst = microtime( true );

        for(
$i = 0, $startSecondMemory = memory_get_usage( ), $startSecond = microtime( true ); $i < 10000000; ++$i ){ $someval = 2; }
       
$endSecondMemory = memory_get_usage( );
       
$endSecond = microtime( true );

       
$times[ '$i++' ][ $j ] = array( 'startTime' => $startFirst, 'endTime' => $endFirst, 'startMemory' => $startFirstMemory, 'endMemory' => $endFirstMemory );
       
$times[ '++$i' ][ $j ] = array( 'startTime' => $startSecond, 'endTime' => $endSecond, 'startMemory' => $startSecondMemory, 'endMemory' => $endSecondMemory );
}

for(
$i = 0; $i < $num_tests; ++$i )
{
       
$times[ '$i++' ][ 'time' ] += ( $times[ '$i++' ][ $i ][ 'endTime' ] - $times[ '$i++' ][ $i ][ 'startTime' ] );
       
$times[ '++$i' ][ 'time' ] += ( $times[ '++$i' ][ $i ][ 'endTime' ] - $times[ '++$i' ][ $i ][ 'startTime' ] );
       
$times[ '$i++' ][ 'memory' ] += ( $times[ '$i++' ][ $i ][ 'endMemory' ] - $times[ '$i++' ][ $i ][ 'startMemory' ] );
       
$times[ '++$i' ][ 'memory' ] += ( $times[ '++$i' ][ $i ][ 'endMemory' ] - $times[ '++$i' ][ $i ][ 'startMemory' ] );
}

echo
'There were ' . $num_tests . ' tests conducted, here\'s the totals<br /><br />
$i++ took '
. $times[ '$i++' ][ 'time' ] . ' seconds and ' . $times[ '$i++' ][ 'memory' ] . ' bytes<br />
++$i took '
. $times[ '++$i' ][ 'time' ] . ' seconds and ' . $times[ '++$i' ][ 'memory' ] . ' bytes';

ob_end_flush( );

?>

Try it yourself, ;)
up
11
hartmut at php dot net
2 years ago
Note that

$a="9D9"; var_dump(++$a);   => string(3) "9E0"

but counting onwards from there

$a="9E0"; var_dump(++$a);   => float(10)

this is due to "9E0" being interpreted as a string representation of the float constant 9E0 (or 9e0), and thus evalutes to 9 * 10^0 = 9 (in a float context)
up
3
michiel ed thalent circle nl
2 years ago
BEWARE:

If incrementing an uninitialized variable you will not get an E_NOTICE error. This may caused you to not find issue's like the visibility of a property.

<?php
class a {
    private
$foo = 1;
}

class
b extends a {
    public function
inc() {
        echo ++
$this->foo;
    }
}

$b = new b;
$b->inc();
?>

Will output 1 and not 2 (if $foo was accessible).
Also no notices are given.
up
5
Brad Proctor
4 years ago
I ran some tests (on PHP 5.3.3) of my own and was surprised to find $i += 1 to be the fastest method of incrementing.  Here are the methods fastest to slowest:

$i += 1;
++$i;
$i++;
$i = $i + 1;
up
3
cleong at letstalk dot com
13 years ago
Note that the ++ and -- don't convert a boolean to an int. The following code will loop forever.

function a($start_index) {
for($i = $start_index; $i < 10; $i++) echo "\$i = $i\n";
}

a(false);

This behavior is, of course, very different from that in C. Had me pulling out my hair for a while.
up
1
fred at surleau dot com
13 years ago
Other samples :
$l="A";      $l++; -> $l="B"
$l="A0";     $l++; -> $l="A1"
$l="A9";     $l++; -> $l="B0"
$l="Z99";    $l++; -> $l="AA00"
$l="5Z9";    $l++; -> $l="6A0"
$l="9Z9";    $l++; -> $l="10A0"
$l="9z9";    $l++; -> $l="10a0"
$l="J85410"; $l++; -> $l="J85411"
$l="J99999"; $l++; -> $l="K00000"
$l="K00000"; $l++; -> $l="K00001"
up
0
aluciffer at hotmail dot com
2 months ago
Regarding character incrementing and PHP following Perl's convention with character operations.
Actually i found that there is a difference, and incrementing and decrementing unfortunately does not yield the reverse, expected results.
For example, the following piece of code:
<?php
echo '== Alphabets ==' . PHP_EOL;
$s = 'W';
for (
$n=0; $n<10; $n++) {
    echo ++
$s . ' ';
}
echo
PHP_EOL;

for (
$n=10; $n>0; $n--) {
    echo (--
$s) . ' ';
}
?>
Will output:
== Alphabets ==
X Y Z AA AB AC AD AE AF AG
AG AG AG AG AG AG AG AG AG AG

Please note that the decrement operator has no effect on the character or string.

On the other hand, in Perl, the similar script:

#!/usr/bin/perl

my $s = 'W';

foreach (1 .. 10) {
print  ++$s . " ";


print "\n";

foreach (1 .. 10) {
print --$s . " ";
}

Will output:

X Y Z AA AB AC AD AE AF AG
-1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10
up
-3
sneskid at hotmail dot com
5 years ago
(related to what "Are Pedersen" wrote)
With arrays it can lead to much confusion if your index variable is altered on the right side of the = sign, either with ++|-- or even when passed to a function by reference..
Consider these (PHP 5):
<?php
$A
[$a] = ++$a; // [1]=1
$B[++$b] = ++$b; // [1]=2
$C[$c+=0] = ++$c; // [0]=1
?>
In 'A' you have to be aware that PHP evaluates $A[$a] last.
Yet in 'B' and 'C' PHP evaluates the index and saves it in a temporary variable.

You can always force PHP to evaluate a variable without explicitly storing it as a named variable first, with a simple "+=0" like in example 'C'.

Compared to 'A', 'C' gives the more logically expected result, when we expect evaluation occurs left to right.
PHP does evaluate left to right BUT it will attempt to cut down on temporary variables, which can lead to confusing results.

So just be aware and use either behavior to your advantage for the desired functionality.
up
-3
johnnythan at nospam dot gmx dot com
3 years ago
If you have a trailing zero and use the increment, the trailing zero will not remain. Was at least unexpected for me at first, although it's logical if you think about it.

<?php
$start
= '01';
$start++;
print
$start; //Outputs '2' not '02'
?>
To Top