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<?php $order = array( 3452342, 5867867, 7867867, 1231233 ); $array = array( array("id" => 7867867, "title" => "Must Be #3"), array("id" => 3452342, "title" => "Must Be #1"), array("id" => 1231233, "title" => "Must Be #4"), array("id" => 5867867, "title" => "Must Be #2"), array("id" => 1111111, "title" => "Dont Care #1"), array("id" => 2222222, "title" => "Dont Care #2"), array("id" => 3333333, "title" => "Dont Care #3"), array("id" => 4444444, "title" => "Dont Care #4") ); function custom_compare($a, $b){ global $order; $a = array_search($a["id"], $order); $b = array_search($b["id"], $order); if($a === false && $b === false) { // both items are dont cares return 0; // a == b } else if ($a === false) { // $a is a dont care item return 1; // $a > $b } else if ($b === false) { // $b is a dont care item return -1; // $a < $b } else { return $a - $b; } } foreach($array as $arrays): echo $arrays["id"]; echo $arrays["title"]; endforeach;?> ?>
Output for 4.3.0 - 5.6.28, hhvm-3.10.0 - 3.12.0, 7.0.0 - 7.1.0
7867867Must Be #33452342Must Be #11231233Must Be #45867867Must Be #21111111Dont Care #12222222Dont Care #23333333Dont Care #34444444Dont Care #4?>