10 Easy String Manipulation Solutions for Your PHP Development

by Jason Gilmore

Choosing the best string manipulation function for your PHP development task can be a chore. Here are the ideal solutions to 10 common string-related tasks.

PHP's massive string manipulation library offers almost 100 native functions for dicing, splicing, parsing and searching text in every imaginable fashion. In fact, PHP has so many string manipulation options that determining the best approach for a particular string-related task can sometimes be difficult. In his PHPBuilder.com article, Jason Gilmore highlights the ideal PHP development solutions to the following 10 common string manipulation tasks.

  1. Determining the Length of a String
  2. Truncating Text to Produce a Summary
  3. Counting the Number of Characters and Words in a String
  4. Parsing a CSV File
  5. Converting an Array into a String
  6. Converting URLs into Hyperlinks
  7. Removing HTML Tags from a String
  8. Comparing Two Strings
  9. Converting Newline Characters to Break Tags
  10. Applying Wordwrap

Read the full story at PHPBuilder:
10 Easy Solutions for PHP String Manipulation

This article was originally published on Thursday Jun 3rd 2010
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