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PHP associative arrays (as well as numeric arrays) are ordered, and PHP supplies various functions to deal with the array key ordering like ksort(), uksort(), and krsort()

Further, PHP allows you to declare arrays with numeric keys out of order:

$a = array(3 => 'three', 1 => 'one', 2 => 'two');
print_r($a);

Array
(
    [3] => three
    [1] => one
    [2] => two
)
// Sort into numeric order
ksort($a);
print_r($a);
Array
(
    [1] => one
    [2] => two
    [3] => three
)

From the documentation:

An array in PHP is actually an ordered map. A map is a type that associates values to keys. This type is optimized for several different uses; it can be treated as an array, list (vector), hash table (an implementation of a map), dictionary, collection, stack, queue, and probably more. As array values can be other arrays, trees and multidimensional arrays are also possible.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
 
Xatoo
answered 10 Months ago
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