[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #15231: get_the_category() used strcmp() which is case sensitive

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#15231: get_the_category() used strcmp() which is case sensitive
 Reporter:  joehoyle      |       Owner:                 
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new            
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Taxonomy      |     Version:  3.0            
 Severity:  normal        |    Keywords:                 
 I recently ran into an issue with `get_the_category()` returning the array
 of categories ordered by Name (which is does by default). However, this
 will return different results than `wp_get_object_terms()`, because
 `wp_get_object_terms()` used an SQL ORDER BY which (correct me if I am
 wrong) will do a case insensitive string compare, whereas using `strcmp()`
 is case sensitive, so any categories starting in a lowercase letter will
 be but _after_ all capitalized names.


 $terms = wp_get_object_terms( $id );
 // array( 'Apple, 'iPod', Microsoft' )

 $cats = get_the_category( $id );
 // array( 'Apple', 'Microsoft', 'iPod' )

 Which seems counterintuitive. Should this be fixed?

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15231>
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