PYTHON strncmp

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Python replacement for PHP's strncmp [ edit | history ]
# Python 2.x only, removed in 3.0:
cmp(str1[:len], str2[:len])

# Python 3.x:
(str1[:len] > str2[:len]) - (str1[:len] < str2[:len])

PHP strncmp

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(PHP 4, PHP 5)

strncmpBinary safe string comparison of the first n characters


int strncmp ( string $str1 , string $str2 , int $len )

This function is similar to strcmp(), with the difference that you can specify the (upper limit of the) number of characters from each string to be used in the comparison.

Note that this comparison is case sensitive.



The first string.


The second string.


Number of characters to use in the comparison.

Return Values

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

See Also

  • preg_match() - Perform a regular expression match
  • strcmp() - Binary safe string comparison
  • strcasecmp() - Binary safe case-insensitive string comparison
  • substr() - Return part of a string
  • stristr() - Case-insensitive strstr
  • strncasecmp() - Binary safe case-insensitive string comparison of the first n characters
  • strstr() - Find first occurrence of a string