[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31820: get_option() returns Integers as strings

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Tue Mar 31 15:53:53 UTC 2015

#31820: get_option() returns Integers as strings
 Reporter:  golderweb           |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement         |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal              |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Options, Meta APIs  |     Version:  4.1.1
 Severity:  normal              |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                      |     Focuses:

Comment (by boonebgorges):

 See also #22192. All scalar values passed to `update_option()` are
 ultimately stored in a 'longtext' field in the database, which means that
 they're retrieved as strings. There's nothing we can really do about this,
 given the current schema - it doesn't seem safe to me to assume that
 anything numeric should be cast to int/float during `get_option()`. We
 could probably make this a bit clearer in the inline documentation.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31820#comment:2>
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