Casting, but with null!

v1.0.0 2024-01-27 12:39 UTC

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Last update: 2024-01-27 12:41:19 UTC


When using strict types, null is often erased when casting, introducing subtle bugs. This library allows you to replace your casts with these simple functions that retain null, but otherwise perform the desired cast.


composer require withinboredom/null-cast


use function Withinboredom\NullCast\boolval;
use function Withinboredom\NullCast\floatval;
use function Withinboredom\NullCast\intval;
use function Withinboredom\NullCast\stringval;

boolval('true') === true;
boolval(null) === null;

floatval('12.34') === 12.34;
floatval(null) === null;

intval(true) === 1;
intval(null) === null;

stringval(123) === '123';
stringval(null) === null;