Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#1569 closed Feature Request (Completed)

_ArraySearch fails returns wrong result

Reported by: david@… Owned by: Jpm
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


If one has an array with the first element having a 0 value then ArraySearch always returns 0 matching whatever you are looking for as 0.

#include <Array.au3>
Dim $ArrayWorks[2]=["0","String"]
Dim $ArrayFails[2]=[0,"String"]
MsgBox( 0, _ArraySearch( $ArrayWorks, "String" ), _ArraySearch( $ArrayFails, "String" ) )

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Changed 14 years ago by david@…

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by anonymous

I have since found the bug report #1142 which is the exact same which was classified as not a bug because the string is converted to a Number prior to compare which makes the search successful.

I am not sure if the data should be converted prior to comparison as perhaps the string "0" should not equal to the integer 0.

Perhaps if the documentation had some statement indicating that the search string will be converted to match each array's element that would help clarify what is going on.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by Jpm

  • Type changed from Bug to Feature Request

I prefer to treat it as a request feature and to add a mode that will strictly match if the variable type are the same.

The checking of the variables in AutoIt is kept with this new mode.
I don't like too much "string" = 0 or "" = 0 but that's the way AutoIt is doing comparison priority to numbers ... So I cannot change the default value.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by Jpm

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comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by TicketCleanup

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Automatic ticket cleanup.

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by Spiff59

Isn;t all you'd need to add is this one line near the top of the _ArraySearch() function?
If $vValue == 0 Or $vValue == "" Then $iCase = 1

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