PHP 5.6.0beta1 released

ArrayObject::uasort

(PHP 5 >= 5.2.0)

ArrayObject::uasortSort the entries with a user-defined comparison function and maintain key association

Description

public void ArrayObject::uasort ( callable $cmp_function )

This function sorts the entries such that keys maintain their correlation with the entry that they are associated with, using a user-defined comparison function.

This is used mainly when sorting associative arrays where the actual element order is significant.

Parameters

cmp_function

Function cmp_function should accept two parameters which will be filled by pairs of entries. The comparison function must return an integer less than, equal to, or greater than zero if the first argument is considered to be respectively less than, equal to, or greater than the second.

Return Values

No value is returned.

Examples

Example #1 ArrayObject::uasort() example

<?php
// Comparison function
function cmp($a$b) {
    if (
$a == $b) {
        return 
0;
    }
    return (
$a $b) ? -1;
}

// Array to be sorted
$array = array('a' => 4'b' => 8'c' => -1'd' => -9'e' => 2'f' => 5'g' => 3'h' => -4);
$arrayObject = new ArrayObject($array);
print_r($arrayObject);

// Sort and print the resulting array
$arrayObject->uasort('cmp');
print_r($arrayObject);
?>

The above example will output:

Array
(
    [a] => 4
    [b] => 8
    [c] => -1
    [d] => -9
    [e] => 2
    [f] => 5
    [g] => 3
    [h] => -4
)
Array
(
    [d] => -9
    [h] => -4
    [c] => -1
    [e] => 2
    [g] => 3
    [a] => 4
    [f] => 5
    [b] => 8
)

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poxetinho at gmail dot com
2 years ago
Note that return values between (-1, 1) are being considered as 0.
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