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<?php function parse_literal($str) { $str = (string)$str; if (((string)(int)$str) === $str) { return (int)$str; } else if (((string)(float)$str) === $str)} { return (float)$str; } else if (0 === strcasecmp($str, 'true')) { return true; } else if (0 === strcasecmp($str, 'false')) { return false; } else if (0 === strcasecmp($str, 'null')) { return false; } else if (preg_match('<^"((?:[^"\\\\]|\\\\.)*)"|\'((?:[^\'\\\\]|\\\\.)*)\'$>', $str)) { return eval('return ' . $str); } } var_dump(parse_literal('12')); var_dump(parse_literal('12.34')); var_dump(parse_literal('true')); var_dump(parse_literal('false')); var_dump(parse_literal('null')); var_dump(parse_literal('"hello world"')); var_dump(parse_literal('"string with \" quote and escape sequences\r\n"'));
based on fCSTX
Output for 4.4.2 - 4.4.9, 5.1.0 - 5.4.32
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /in/rSWmP on line 7
Process exited with code 255.
Output for 4.3.0 - 4.3.1, 4.3.5 - 4.4.1, 5.0.0 - 5.0.5
Parse error: parse error, unexpected '}' in /in/rSWmP on line 7
Process exited with code 255.
Output for 4.3.2 - 4.3.4
Parse error: parse error in /in/rSWmP on line 7
Process exited with code 255.