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strnatcmp

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

strnatcmp Confronto tra stringhe con l'algoritmo dell' "ordine naturale"

Descrizione

int strnatcmp ( string $str1 , string $str2 )

Questa funzione implementa un algoritmo di confronto che ordina le stringhe alfa-numeriche nel modo con cui lo avrebbe fatto un uomo, questo è detto "ordinamento naturale". Un esempio della differenza tra questo algoritmo e quello solito dei computer (utilizzato da strcmp()) è illustrato di seguito:

<?php
$arr1 
$arr2 = array("img12.png""img10.png""img2.png""img1.png");
echo 
"Standard string comparison\n";
usort($arr1"strcmp");
print_r($arr1);
echo 
"\nNatural order string comparison\n";
usort($arr2"strnatcmp");
print_r($arr2);
?>
Il precedente codice visualizzerà:
Standard string comparison
Array
(
    [0] => img1.png
    [1] => img10.png
    [2] => img12.png
    [3] => img2.png
)

Natural order string comparison
Array
(
    [0] => img1.png
    [1] => img2.png
    [2] => img10.png
    [3] => img12.png
)
Per maggiori informazioni vedere: Martin Pool's » Natural Order String Comparison page.

Al pari delle altre funzioni di confronto tra stringhe, questa restituisce < 0 se str1 è minore di str2; > 0 se str1 è maggiore di str2, e 0 se sono uguali.

Nota questo confronto distingue tra lettere maiuscole e minuscole.

Vedere anche ereg(), strcasecmp(), substr(), stristr(), strcmp(), strncmp(), strncasecmp(), strnatcasecmp(), strstr(), natsort() e natcasesort().

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thomas at uninet dot se
10 years ago
There seems to be a bug in the localization for strnatcmp and strnatcasecmp. I searched the reported bugs and found a few entries which were up to four years old (but the problem still exists when using swedish characters).

These functions might work instead.
<?php
function _strnatcasecmp($left, $right) {
  return
_strnatcmp(strtolower($left), strtolower($right));
}

function
_strnatcmp($left, $right) {
  while((
strlen($left) > 0) && (strlen($right) > 0)) {
    if(
preg_match('/^([^0-9]*)([0-9].*)$/Us', $left, $lMatch)) {
     
$lTest = $lMatch[1];
     
$left = $lMatch[2];
    } else {
     
$lTest = $left;
     
$left = '';
    }
    if(
preg_match('/^([^0-9]*)([0-9].*)$/Us', $right, $rMatch)) {
     
$rTest = $rMatch[1];
     
$right = $rMatch[2];
    } else {
     
$rTest = $right;
     
$right = '';
    }
   
$test = strcmp($lTest, $rTest);
    if(
$test != 0) {
      return
$test;
    }
    if(
preg_match('/^([0-9]+)([^0-9].*)?$/Us', $left, $lMatch)) {
     
$lTest = intval($lMatch[1]);
     
$left = $lMatch[2];
    } else {
     
$lTest = 0;
    }
    if(
preg_match('/^([0-9]+)([^0-9].*)?$/Us', $right, $rMatch)) {
     
$rTest = intval($rMatch[1]);
     
$right = $rMatch[2];
    } else {
     
$rTest = 0;
    }
   
$test = $lTest - $rTest;
    if(
$test != 0) {
      return
$test;
    }
  }
  return
strcmp($left, $right);
}
?>

The code is not optimized. It was just made to solve my problem.
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in dot games dot mq at gmail dot com
6 months ago
Can also be used with combination of a compare for an array nested value, like

<?php
$array
= array(
   
"city" => "xyz",
   
"names" => array(
        array(
           
"name" => "Ana2",
           
"id" => 1
       
) ,
        array(
           
"name" => "Ana1",
           
"id" => 2
       
)
    )
);
usort($array["names"], function ($a, $b)    {    return strnatcmp($a['name'], $b['name']);} );
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chris at ocproducts dot com
1 month ago
This function has some interesting behaviour on strings consisting of mixed numbers and letters.

One may expect that such a mixed string would be treated as alpha-numeric, but that is not true.

var_dump(strnatcmp('23','123')); →
int(-1)
As expected, 23<123   (even though first digit is higher, overall number is smaller)

var_dump(strnatcmp('yz','xyz')); →
int(1)
As expected, yz>xyz   (string comparison, irregardless of string length)

var_dump(strnatcmp('2x','12y')); →
int(-1)
Remarkable, 2x<12y    (does a numeric comparison)

var_dump(strnatcmp('20x','12y'));
int(1)
Remarkable, 20x>12y    (does a numeric comparison)

It seems to be splitting what is being compared into runs of numbers and letters, and then comparing each run in isolation, until it has an ordering difference.
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Zero
6 years ago
If you want to compare $_SESSION variables to a string use this

<?php
if(isset($_SESSION['usertype']))
{   
     echo
"usertype " .$_SESSION['usertype'];
               
    
$ut = $_SESSION['usertype'];
               
     if(
strnatcmp($ut,"admin"))
     {
          echo
"hello admin";
     }
}
?>
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