PHP Searching and Sorting Algorithm: Bubble sort

PHP Searching and Sorting Algorithm: Exercise-6 with Solution

Write a PHP program to sort a list of elements using Bubble sort.

According to Wikipedia "Bubble sort, sometimes referred to as sinking sort, is a simple sorting algorithm that repeatedly steps through the list to be sorted, compares each pair of adjacent items and swaps them if they are in the wrong order. The pass through the list is repeated until no swaps are needed, which indicates that the list is sorted. The algorithm, which is a comparison sort, is named for the way smaller elements "bubble" to the top of the list. Although the algorithm is simple, it is too slow and impractical for most problems even when compared to insertion sort. It can be practical if the input is usually in sort order but may occasionally have some out-of-order elements nearly in position."

Step by step pictorial presentation :

C sarp - Bubble sort

Sample Solution :

PHP Code :

function bubble_Sort($my_array )
		$swapped = false;
		for( $i = 0, $c = count( $my_array ) - 1; $i < $c; $i++ )
			if( $my_array[$i] > $my_array[$i + 1] )
				list( $my_array[$i + 1], $my_array[$i] ) =
						array( $my_array[$i], $my_array[$i + 1] );
				$swapped = true;
	while( $swapped );
return $my_array;
 $test_array = array(3, 0, 2, 5, -1, 4, 1);
echo "Original Array :\n";
echo implode(', ',$test_array );
echo "\nSorted Array\n:";
echo implode(', ',bubble_Sort($test_array)). PHP_EOL;

Sample Output:

Original Array :                                                    
3, 0, 2, 5, -1, 4, 1                                                
Sorted Array :                                                      
-1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Flowchart :

Flowchart: PHP - program of Bubble sort

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PHP: Can I try/catch a warning?

Set and restore error handler

One possibility is to set your own error handler before the call and restore the previous error handler later with restore_error_handler().

set_error_handler(function() { /* ignore errors */ });

You could build on this idea and write a re-usable error handler that logs the errors for you.

set_error_handler([$logger, 'onSilencedError']);

Turning errors into exceptions

You can use set_error_handler() and the ErrorException class to turn all php errors into exceptions.

set_error_handler(function($errno, $errstr, $errfile, $errline, $errcontext) {
    // error was suppressed with the @-operator
    if (0 === error_reporting()) {
        return false;

    throw new ErrorException($errstr, 0, $errno, $errfile, $errline);

try {
} catch (ErrorException $e) {
    // ...

The important thing to note when using your own error handler is that it will bypass the error_reporting setting and pass all errors (notices, warnings, etc.) to your error handler. You can set a secondargument on set_error_handler() to define which error types you want to receive, or access the current setting using ... = error_reporting() inside the error handler.

Suppressing the warning

Another possibility is to suppress the call with the @ operator and check the return value of dns_get_record() afterwards. But I'd advise against this as errors/warnings are triggered to be handled, not to be suppressed.

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