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7th Gear (v3.59.3) edition

Rule string_length_to_empty

String tests for empty must be done against '', not with strlen.


Using this rule is risky

Risky when strlen is overridden, when called using a stringable object, also no longer triggers warning when called using non-string(able).


Example #1

--- Original
+++ New
-<?php $a = 0 === strlen($b) || \STRLEN($c) < 1;
+<?php $a = '' === $b || $c === '';

Rule sets

The rule is part of the following rule sets:


The test class defines officially supported behaviour. Each test case is a part of our backward compatibility promise.