Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   29 times

Question in the title.

And what happens when all 3 of $_GET[foo], $_POST[foo] and $_COOKIE[foo] exist? Which one of them gets included to $_REQUEST?



I'd say never.

If I wanted something to be set via the various methods, I'd code for each of them to remind myself that I'd done it that way - otherwise you might end up with things being overwritten without realising.

Shouldn't it work like this:

$_GET = non destructive actions (sorting, recording actions, queries)

$_POST = destructive actions (deleting, updating)

$_COOKIE = trivial settings (stylesheet preferences etc)

$_SESSION = non trivial settings (username, logged in?, access levels)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

You should point to your vendor/autoload.php at Settings | PHP | PHPUnit when using PHPUnit via Composer.

This blog post has all the details (with pictures) to successfully configure IDE for such scenario:

Related usability ticket:

P.S. The WI-18388 ticket is already fixed in v8.0

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

On Mac OS X environment variables available in Terminal and for the normal applications can be different, check the related question for the solution how to make them similar.

Note that this solution will not work on Mountain Lion (10.8).

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago
  • int may be as small as 16 bits on some platforms. It may not be sufficient for your application.
  • uint32_t is not guaranteed to exist. It's an optional typedef that the implementation must provide iff it has an unsigned integer type of exactly 32-bits. Some have a 9-bit bytes for example, so they don't have a uint32_t.
  • uint_fast32_t states your intent clearly: it's a type of at least 32 bits which is the best from a performance point-of-view. uint_fast32_t may be in fact 64 bits long. It's up to the implementation.

... there is uint_fast32_t which has the same typedef as uint32_t ...

What you are looking at is not the standard. It's a particular implementation (BlackBerry). So you can't deduce from there that uint_fast32_t is always the same as uint32_t.

See also:

  • Exotic architectures the standards committees care about.

  • My opinion-based pragmatic view of integer types in C and C++.

Saturday, July 10, 2021
answered 4 Months ago

because GET must not alter the state of the server by definition.

see RFC2616 9.1.1 Safe Methods:

9.1.1 Safe Methods

Implementors should be aware that the software represents the user in their interactions over the Internet, and should be careful to allow the user to be aware of any actions they might take which may have an unexpected significance to themselves or others.

In particular, the convention has been established that the GET and HEAD methods SHOULD NOT have the significance of taking an action other than retrieval. These methods ought to be considered "safe". This allows user agents to represent other methods, such as POST, PUT and DELETE, in a special way, so that the user is made aware of the fact that a possibly unsafe action is being requested.

If you use GET to alter the state of the server then a search engine bot or some link prefetching extension in a web browser can wreak havoc on your site and (for example) delete all user data just by following links to your site.

Thursday, July 29, 2021
answered 3 Months ago
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