Re: [PHP-DEV] [RFC] Permit trailing whitespace in numeric strings

April 10, 2019 09:36 (Robert Hickman)
> On the balance of things, I would most certainly like to see leading and > trailing whitespace render a string ineligible to be implicitly > converted, but I'd be satisfied with (int)" 123 " converting without error. >
Given that PHP seems to be gradually moving towards more type strictness, would it make more sense to move this functionality to a 'parse_numeric_string()' function? Js has parseInt() and parseFloat() with similar functionality.