PHP's documentation on this function is a bit sparse and I have read that this function compares ASCII values so...
echo strcmp('hello', 'hello'); //outputs 0 as expected - strings are equal. echo '<hr />'; echo strcmp('Hello', 'hello'); //outputs -32, a negative number is expected as //uppercase H has a lower ASCII value than lowercase h. echo '<hr />'; echo strcmp('60', '100'); //outputs 5.
The last example is confusing me. I don't understand why it is outputting a positive number.
- ASCII Value of 0 = 48
- ASCII Value of 1 = 49
ASCII Value of 6 = 54
Total ASCII value of '60' = (54 + 48) = 102
- Total ASCII value of '100' = (49 + 48 + 48) = 145
The strcmp() functions is saying that '60' is "greater" than '100' even though it seems that the ASCII value and string length of '100' is greater than '60'
Can anyone explain why?