Is there an easy test to see if an array has only empty values?
empty($x) doesn't work for: $x = array('',' ','');
This works, but I'm looking for something simpler:
if ( !trim(implode($x)) )...
5:48 pm on Jan 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
>> something simpler
How so? That's pretty simple. There are no built-in PHP functions that do what you're looking for that I know of. If you're looking for brevity, then why not write your own function for this?
7:05 pm on Jan 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
I would agree, that looks pretty simple and fits your example.
But your example seems to be a special case, since a string containing a space is not strictly 'empty' as far as PHP is concerned. So even if there was a PHP function to perform this action, I would guess it would fail.
Likewise, 'empty' values includes '0' and empty array's which would cause your current test to fail.
7:56 pm on Jan 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
OK - just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing a built-in function similar to 'empty'.
12:11 pm on Feb 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
Just encountered this again... an alternative... if you want to check that an array contains only empty values (that is PHP's definition of empty [uk.php.net]) then you could use array_filter() [uk.php.net], omitting the 2nd (callback) argument. The default behaviour is to filter out empty elements. So, this becomes...