News Feed

News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Sean Coates' Blog:
Arbitrary Incrementer in PHP
August 06, 2010 @ 12:09:28

In a new post to his blog Sean Coates shares a technique he's used to pull an arbitrary incrementer from a certain set of characters.

On several recent occasions I had a need for an incrementer that uses an arbitrary character set and I thought I'd share my code with you. I've used this code in the GPL Virus that I wrote to poke fun at the Wordpress/Thesis/GPL debacle, as well as in some clean up I'm doing for the extremely useful JS Bin project.

He's used the technique in an upcoming URL shortening service to make the shortest possible URLs without overlap. He tried a few methods including using base_convert but they had their limitations. Ultimately, he settled on a custom function that, based on a given character set and increments over it recursively.

1 comment voice your opinion now!
arbitrary Incrementer baseconvert dechex example

blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts Reuse your closures with functors

MySQL Performance Blog: Integers in PHP, running with scissors, and portability

Matthew Weir O'Phinney's Blog: PHP globals for the OOP developer

Matthew Weier O'Phinney's Blog: Syntax Highlighting for Technical Presentations

Jason Stiles' Blog: How To Protect Your Site From XSS With PHP

Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!

composer voicesoftheelephpant api unittest version extension symfony interview language release series laravel opinion configure introduction install community conference list podcast

All content copyright, 2015 :: - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework