* Milo Thurston (knirirr / gmail.com) wrote:

> I have some code that needs to obtain information from a web service
> in the form of an array of values to be plotted as a graph. The data I
> need come back in the form of a string, as seen at
> http://users.ox.ac.uk/~lina0989/string.txt. So, the plan is to get at
> the data using this code:
> http://www.aagh.net/files/ruby/php_serialize.rb
> 
> If I run PHP.unserialize(string) then I get an array of nil values.
> However, PHP.serialize(PHP.unserialize(string)), or any equivalent,
> returns the same string I started off with. Has anyone got any idea as
> to what would cause this odd outcome?

How is it odd?  You get the same thing unserializing in PHP.

Your string.txt: a:1920:{i:0;N;i:1;N;i:2;N; ... ;i:1918;N;i:1919;N;}

Read as: Array, 1920 elements, comprised of: integer key 0, NULL value,
integer key 1, NULL value, integer key 2, NULL value...

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