Alert: 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.

_split_str_by_whitespace( string $string, int $goal )

Breaks a string into chunks by splitting at whitespace characters.


Description Description

The length of each returned chunk is as close to the specified length goal as possible, with the caveat that each chunk includes its trailing delimiter. Chunks longer than the goal are guaranteed to not have any inner whitespace.

Joining the returned chunks with empty delimiters reconstructs the input string losslessly.

Input string must have no null characters (or eventual transformations on output chunks must not care about null characters)

_split_str_by_whitespace( "1234 67890 1234 67890a cd 1234   890 123456789 1234567890a    45678   1 3 5 7 90 ", 10 ) ==
array (
    0 => '1234 67890 ',  // 11 characters: Perfect split.
    1 => '1234 ',        //  5 characters: '1234 67890a' was too long.
    2 => '67890a cd ',   // 10 characters: '67890a cd 1234' was too long.
    3 => '1234   890 ',  // 11 characters: Perfect split.
    4 => '123456789 ',   // 10 characters: '123456789 1234567890a' was too long.
    5 => '1234567890a ', // 12 characters: Too long, but no inner whitespace on which to split.
    6 => '   45678   ',  // 11 characters: Perfect split.
    7 => '1 3 5 7 90 ',  // 11 characters: End of $string.
);

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Parameters Parameters

$string

(string) (Required) The string to split.

$goal

(int) (Required) The desired chunk length.


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Return Return

(array) Numeric array of chunks.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/formatting.php

function _split_str_by_whitespace( $string, $goal ) {
	$chunks = array();

	$string_nullspace = strtr( $string, "\r\n\t\v\f ", "\000\000\000\000\000\000" );

	while ( $goal < strlen( $string_nullspace ) ) {
		$pos = strrpos( substr( $string_nullspace, 0, $goal + 1 ), "\000" );

		if ( false === $pos ) {
			$pos = strpos( $string_nullspace, "\000", $goal + 1 );
			if ( false === $pos ) {
				break;
			}
		}

		$chunks[]         = substr( $string, 0, $pos + 1 );
		$string           = substr( $string, $pos + 1 );
		$string_nullspace = substr( $string_nullspace, $pos + 1 );
	}

	if ( $string ) {
		$chunks[] = $string;
	}

	return $chunks;
}


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Version Description
3.4.0 Introduced.

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