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Notices and warnings on arithmetic with invalid strings

New E_WARNING and E_NOTICE errors have been introduced when invalid strings are coerced using operators expecting numbers (+ - * / ** % << >> | & ^) or their assignment equivalents. An E_NOTICE is emitted when the string begins with a numeric value but contains trailing non-numeric characters, and an E_WARNING is emitted when the string does not contain a numeric value.

'1b' 'something';

위 예제의 출력:

Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in %s on line %d
Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in %s on line %d

Warn on octal escape sequence overflow

Previously, 3-octet octal string escape sequences would overflow silently. Now, they will still overflow, but E_WARNING will be emitted.


위 예제의 출력:

Warning: Octal escape sequence overflow \500 is greater than \377 in %s on line %d
string(1) "@"

Inconsistency fixes to $this

Whilst $this is considered a special variable in PHP, it lacked proper checks to ensure it wasn't used as a variable name or reassigned. This has now been rectified to ensure that $this cannot be a user-defined variable, reassigned to a different value, or be globalised.

Session ID generation without hashing

Session IDs will no longer be hashed upon generation. With this change brings about the removal of the following four ini settings:

  • session.entropy_file
  • session.entropy_length
  • session.hash_function
  • session.hash_bits_per_character

And the addition of the following two ini settings:

  • session.sid_length - defines the length of the session ID, defaulting to 32 characters for backwards compatibility)
  • session.sid_bits_per_character - defines the number of bits to be stored per character (i.e. increases the range of characters that can be used in the session ID), defaulting to 4 for backwards compatibility
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5 years ago
Note that using Incrementing/Decrementing operators on string is legal
= "";
echo ++
$str; // output: 1
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