(PHP 4 >= 4.0.1, PHP 5)
spliti — Split string into array by regular expression case insensitive
( string $pattern
, string $string
[, int $limit = -1
This function is identical to split() except that this
ignores case distinction when matching alphabetic characters.
This function has been
DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0. Relying on this feature is
Case insensitive regular expression.
If you want to split on any of the characters which are considered
special by regular expressions, you'll need to escape them first. If
you think spliti() (or any other regex function, for
that matter) is doing something weird, please read the file
regex.7, included in the
regex/ subdirectory of the PHP distribution. It's
in manpage format, so you'll want to do something along the lines of
man /usr/local/src/regex/regex.7 in order to read it.
The input string.
If limit is set, the returned array will
contain a maximum of limit elements with the
last element containing the whole rest of
Returns an array of strings, each of which is a substring of
string formed by splitting it on boundaries formed
by the case insensitive regular expression pattern.
If there are n occurrences of
pattern, the returned array will contain
n+1 items. For example, if
there is no occurrence of pattern, an array with
only one element will be returned. Of course, this is also true if
string is empty. If an error occurs,
spliti() returns FALSE.
This example splits a string using 'a' as the separator :
Example #1 spliti() example
$string = "aBBBaCCCADDDaEEEaGGGA";
$chunks = spliti ("a", $string, 5);
The above example will output:
 => BBB
 => CCC
 => DDD
 => EEEaGGGA
As of PHP 5.3.0, the
regex extension is deprecated in favor of the
PCRE extension. Calling this function
will issue an E_DEPRECATED notice. See the list of
differences for help on converting to PCRE.
- preg_split() - Split string by a regular expression
- split() - Split string into array by regular expression
- explode() - Split a string by string
- implode() - Join array elements with a string