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strncmp

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strncmp Confronto tra stringhe sui primi n caratteri, sicuro con i dati binari

Descrizione

int strncmp ( string $str1 , string $str2 , int $len )

Questa funzione è simile a strcmp(), con la differenza che si può specificare il limite superiore del numero di caratteri (len) per ciascuna stringa, da utilizzare per il confronto.

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 minuscole e maiuscole.

Vedere anche ereg(), strncasecmp(), strcasecmp(), substr(), stristr(), strcmp() e strstr().

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codeguru at crazyprogrammer dot cba dot pl
6 years ago
I ran the following experiment to compare arrays.

1 st - using (substr($key,0,5 == "HTTP_") & 2 nd - using (!strncmp($key, 'HTTP_', 5))

I wanted to work out the fastest way to get the first few characters from a array

BENCHMARK ITERATION RESULT IS:
if (substr($key,0,5 == "HTTP_").... -   0,000481s
if (!strncmp($key, 'HTTP_', 5)).... -     0,000405s

strncmp() is 20% faster than substr() :D

<?php
// SAMPLE FUNCTION
function strncmp_match($arr)
{
foreach (
$arr as $key => $val)
    {
   
//if (substr($key,0,5 == "HTTP_")
   
if (!strncmp($key, 'HTTP_', 5))   
        {
   
$out[$key] = $val;
        }
    }
return
$out;
}

// EXAMPLE USE
?><pre><?php
print_r
(strncmp_match($_SERVER));
?></pre>

will display code like this:

Array
(
    [HTTP_ACCEPT] => XXX
    [HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE] => pl
    [HTTP_UA_CPU] => x64
    [HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING] => gzip, deflate
    [HTTP_USER_AGENT] => Mozilla/4.0
                                    (compatible; MSIE 7.0;
                                     Windows NT 5.1;
                                    .NET CLR 1.1.4322;
                                    .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
    [HTTP_HOST] => XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
    [HTTP_CONNECTION] => Keep-Alive
    [HTTP_COOKIE] => __utma=XX;__utmz=XX.utmccn=(direct)|utmcsr=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)
)
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elloromtz at gmail dot com
4 years ago
if length is 0 regardless what the two strings are, it will return 0

<?php
strncmp
("xybc","a3234",0); // 0
strncmp("blah123","hohoho", 0); //0
?>
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bobvin at pillars dot net
3 years ago
For checking matches at the beginning of a short string, strpos() is about 15% faster than strncmp().

Here's a benchmark program to prove it:

<?php
$haystack
= "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz";
$needles = array('abc', 'xyz', '123');
foreach (
$needles as $needle) {
 
$times['strncmp'][$needle] = -microtime(true);
  for (
$i = 0; $i < 1000000; $i++) {
   
$result = strncmp($haystack, $needle, 3) === 0;
  }
 
$times['strncmp'][$needle] += microtime(true);
}
foreach (
$needles as $needle) {
 
$times['strpos'][$needle] = -microtime(true);
  for (
$i = 0; $i < 1000000; $i++) {
   
$result = strpos($haystack, $needle) === 0;
  }
 
$times['strpos'][$needle] += microtime(true);
}
var_export($times);
?>
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