People love to chuckle about PHP's function naming inconsistency, born in part by PHP's symbol hash having originally been "strlen".
Meanwhile C is out here like
The problem is that there was never any guarantee that more than a certain number of characters would be checked when names were compared for equality—in Old C this was eight characters, in Standard C this has changed to 31.
The rules for the construction of identifiers are simple: you may use the 52 upper and lower case alphabetic charactersOf what alphabet?
Open source. Open community. We are dedicated to building and enriching the PHP community.