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Item569: ENCODE turns the value 0 into empty string ''
a general issue is raised which is that some macros are not handling the value 0 as a string but as the value false.
This causes for example ENCODE to convert 0 to ''
As Sven rightfully says this can be a can of worms.
But I believe the best is to take them one at a time - and take the first one as the one that seems to have caused problems already in reports.
And the 5453 reports the ENCODE as the problem
I could not follow up with unit tests etc and other may follow up.
I think a simple little comment in the code where I fix it will prevent the bug from coming back.
I will checkin the school book fix for how to handle a variable that can be 0.
The general way is
$a = defined ( $b ) ? $b : '';
I create this bug report so I can put it Waiting for Release and get the happy news about ENCODE in the release note.
If I check in on 5453 I cannot close the bug and it will not be in the release note.
- 25 Dec 2008