_deep_replace( string|array $search, string $subject ): string

This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

Performs a deep string replace operation to ensure the values in $search are no longer present.

Description

Repeats the replacement operation until it no longer replaces anything to remove "nested" values e.g. $subject = ‘%0%0%0DDD’, $search =’%0D’, $result =” rather than the ‘%0%0DD’ that str_replace would return

Parameters

$searchstring|arrayrequired
The value being searched for, otherwise known as the needle.
An array may be used to designate multiple needles.
$subjectstringrequired
The string being searched and replaced on, otherwise known as the haystack.

Return

string The string with the replaced values.

Source

function _deep_replace( $search, $subject ) {
	$subject = (string) $subject;

	$count = 1;
	while ( $count ) {
		$subject = str_replace( $search, '', $subject, $count );
	}

	return $subject;
}

Changelog

VersionDescription
2.8.1Introduced.

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