Chase Wilson Chase Wilson - 5 months ago 115
PHP Question

strcmp equivelant for integers (intcmp) in PHP

So we got this function in PHP

strcmp(string $1,string $2) // returns -1,0, or 1;


We Do not however, have an intcmp(); So i created one:

function intcmp($a,$b) {
if((int)$a == (int)$b)return 0;
if((int)$a > (int)$b)return 1;
if((int)$a < (int)$b)return -1;
}


This just feels dirty. What do you all think?

this is part of a class to sort Javascripts by an ordering value passed in.

class JS
{
// array('order'=>0,'path'=>'/js/somefile.js','attr'=>array());
public $javascripts = array();
...
public function __toString()
{
uasort($this->javascripts,array($this,'sortScripts'));
return $this->render();
}
private function sortScripts($a,$b)
{
if((int)$a['order'] == (int)$b['order']) return 0;
if((int)$a['order'] > (int)$b['order']) return 1;
if((int)$a['order'] < (int)$b['order']) return -1;
}
....
}

Answer

Sort your data with:

function sortScripts($a, $b)
{
    return $a['order'] - $b['order'];
}

Use $b-$a if you want the reversed order.

If the numbers in question exceed PHP's integer range, return ($a < $b) ? -1 : (($a > $b) ? 1 : 0) is more robust.

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