Jens A. Koch

The power of a short-circuit “or” – quite boring and often forgotten.

Have you seen return (bool) rand(0,1);? Stupid? Yes? Really?
It’s a very helpful snippet during testing the logical context of a boolean return function.

I wish for an automated tool, doing this kind of stuff to the code. Sadly, there isn’t a single one in the PHP world. Maybe, Scrutinizer-CI at some, not so far, future day. If one has basic flow-path analysis, it’s not that far away, to do enhanced logical analysis (including boolean return value modification), too.

http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.operators.logical.php

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