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is_countable

(PHP 7 >= 7.3.0, PHP 8)

is_countable Verify that the contents of a variable is a countable value

Descrição

is_countable(mixed $value): bool

Verify that the contents of a variable is an array or an object implementing Countable

Parâmetros

value

The value to check

Valor Retornado

Returns true if value is countable, false otherwise.

Changelog

Versão Descrição
7.3.0 is_countable() has been added.

Exemplos

Exemplo #1 is_countable() examples

<?php
var_dump
(is_countable([123])); // bool(true)
var_dump(is_countable(new ArrayIterator(['foo''bar''baz']))); // bool(true)
var_dump(is_countable(new ArrayIterator())); // bool(true)
var_dump(is_countable(new stdClass())); // bool(false)

Veja Também

  • is_array() - Verifica se a variável é um array
  • is_object() - Informa se a variável é um objeto
  • is_iterable() - Verify that the contents of a variable is an iterable value
  • is_bool() - Verifica se a variável é um boleano

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User Contributed Notes 6 notes

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info at arisendrake dot de
2 years ago
If you are unable to upgrade to PHP 7.3 (not released at the time of writing), you can use this simple polyfill:

<?php
if (!function_exists('is_countable')) {
    function
is_countable($var) {
        return (
is_array($var) || $var instanceof Countable);
    }
}
?>
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renic
2 years ago
be wary of using is_object($var) and assuming that the object has implemented Countable.  Not all objects are countable directly with count().
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Anonymous
9 months ago
Fixed polyfill:
<?php
if (! function_exists('is_countable')) {
   
/**
      * @param mixed $value The value to check
      * @return bool
      */
   
function is_countable($value): bool
   
{
        return
is_array($value) || (is_object($value) && $value instanceof Countable);
    }
}
?>
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info at ensostudio dot ru
9 months ago
Note: if is_countable() return true is does not guarantee that the it can be calculated recursively and correctly:
<?php
$iterator
= new ArrayIterator(['one', 'two', new ArrayIterator(['three', 'four'])]);
var_dump(is_countable($iterator), count($iterator, COUNT_RECURSIVE));
// return TRUE and 3!
?>
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danmichaelo at gmail dot com
2 years ago
Note that a polyfill for this method is also provided by the symfony/polyfill project.
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deoomen
2 years ago
Polyfill written by arisendrake is not quite good. It return FALSE when checking an Simple XML Node but count() works properly on PHP 7.1 and 7.3.
Better is this one:

<?php
if (version_compare(PHP_VERSION, "7.3") < 0 && !function_exists("is_countable")) {
    function
is_countable($var): bool
   
{
        return (
is_array($var) || is_object($var) || is_iterable($var) || $var instanceof Countable);
    }
}
?>
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