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PHP: crc32() function

Description

The crc32() function generates a 32-bit cyclic redundancy code (CRC) for a string.

The function is generally used to validate the integrity of data being transmitted.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

crc32(string_data)

Parameter:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
string_data The string data. Required String

Return values

The crc32 checksum of string_data.

Value Type: Integer.

Pictorial Presentation

php-string-crc32()

Example:

<?php
$crc_string = crc32('Good Morning...');
printf('%u', $crc_string);
?>

Output:

1329844137 

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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PHP: Tips of the Day

In PHP, there are two versions of logical AND and OR operators.

Operator True if
$a and $b Both $a and $b are true
$a && $b Both $a and $b are true
$a or $b Either $a or $b is true
$a || $b Either $a or $b is true

Note that the && and || opererators have higher precedence than and and or. See table below:

Evaluation Result of $e Evaluated as
$e = false || true True $e = (false || true)
$e = false or true False ($e = false) or true

Because of this it's safer to use && and || instead of and and or.