Check if a string begins with another string


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The counterpart of this snippet: [http://snipplr.com/view/13213/check-if-a-string-ends-with-another-string/][1]

This one checks if a strings begins with another string. Again, third paramter is optional, if you don't set it, the comparison will be case-sensitive.


[1]: http://snipplr.com/view/13213/check-if-a-string-ends-with-another-string/


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  1. function startsWith($haystack,$needle,$case=true) {
  2. if($case){return (strcmp(substr($haystack, 0, strlen($needle)),$needle)===0);}
  3. return (strcasecmp(substr($haystack, 0, strlen($needle)),$needle)===0);
  4. }

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