[drupal-devel] bug in xmlrpc_value_calculate_type() for empty arrays

John VanDyk jvandyk at iastate.edu
Sat Oct 15 14:49:04 UTC 2005

Heh. See http://drupal.org/node/28464

>while trying to post to Drupal via blogapi/ecto 1.8.2, i discovered 
>a bug in xmlrpc_value_calculate_type() that makes posting 
>impossible. it happens here:
>case 'array':
>   return range(0, count($xmlrpc_value->data) - 1) === 
>array_keys($xmlrpc_value->data) ? 'array' : 'struct';
>for empty arrays, this returns 'struct' while it should return 
>'array'. because:
>$xmlrpc_value->data: array ()
>range(0, count($xmlrpc_value->data) - 1): array (0, -1)
>array_keys($xmlrpc_value->data): array ()
>latter 2 apparently aren't identical. i'm a little uninspired at the 
>moment, especially regarding this range() construct, and thought i 
>post this here before i post a bug report and give it a try myself. 
>maybe someone else (who wrote this? :)) is faster than me.
>a nice weekend everyone!
>[Maris's gardener Yoshi passed away]   Dr. Niles Crane: He had a 
>heart attack when he was out trimming Maris's elaborate hedge maze. 
>The paramedics never had a chance.

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