PHP | strcoll() Function

PHP strcoll() Function


Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP strcoll() Function.

The PHP strcoll() function compares two strings based on locale.

Note: This function is a case-sensitive but not binary-safe.

This PHP function uses the current locale to perform the comparisons. If the current locale is C or POSIX, then this built-in PHP function is equivalent to strcmp() function.

syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

int strcoll(string  $str1, string $str2)


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description
1

string1

It specifies the first string to compare

2

string2

It specifies the second string to compare


Return Value

This function returns <0 if str1 is less than str2; >0 if str1 is greater than str2, and 0 if they are equal.

Example

Try out the example below -

<?php
   echo "If this function returns 0, the two strings are equal.";
   echo "<br> The result is ";
   
   setlocale (LC_COLLATE, 'NL');
   echo strcoll("Hello World!","Hello World!");
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

If this function returns 0, the two strings are equal.
The result is 0


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we will be studying about the PHP strcspn() Function.

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