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<?php

/**
 * @file utility.php
 *
 *
 * @brief Utility functions
 */



 /**
  * @fn Compute the difference between two microtimes
  *
  * From discussion at <A HREF="http://uk2.php.net/microtime">http://uk2.php.net/microtime</A>
  *
  * @param a first time
  * @param b second time
  */
function microtime_diff($a, $b) {
   list($a_dec, $a_sec) = explode(" ", $a);
   list($b_dec, $b_sec) = explode(" ", $b);
   return $b_sec - $a_sec + $b_dec - $a_dec;
}


/**
 * @fn Converts a PHP string to a format acceptable as a Javascript variable.
 *
 * Replaces all line breaks with \n or \r.
 * From alexandre at dutra-cancado dot net at <A HREF="http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.nl2br.php">
 * nl2br</A>
 *
 * @param php_string PHP string
 * @return Javascript compatible string
 *
 */
function js_string ($php_string)
{
	return preg_replace(
   		'/([\r\n])/e',
   		"ord('$1')==10?'\\n':'\\r'",
   		$php_string
		);
}

/**
 * @fn Converts a PHP string to a format acceptable as a Javascript variable.
 *
 * Replaces all line breaks with \n or \r.
 * From alexandre at dutra-cancado dot net at <A HREF="http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.nl2br.php">
 * nl2br</A>
 *
 * @param php_string PHP string
 * @return Javascript compatible string
 
/**
 * @fn Format a file name to be safe
 *
 * Taken from the PEAR HTTP_Upload package
 *
 * @param    string $file   The string file name
 * @param    int    $maxlen Maximun permited string lenght
 * @return   string Formatted file name
 */
function nameToSafe($name, $maxlen=250)
{
    $noalpha = 'ÁÉÍÓÚÝáéíóúýÂÊÎÔÛâêîôûÀÈÌÒÙàèìòùÄËÏÖÜäëïöüÿÃãÕõÅåÑñÇç@°ºª';
    $alpha   = 'AEIOUYaeiouyAEIOUaeiouAEIOUaeiouAEIOUaeiouyAaOoAaNnCcaooa';

    $name = substr($name, 0, $maxlen);
    $name = strtr($name, $noalpha, $alpha);
    // not permitted chars are replaced with "_"
    return preg_replace('/[^a-zA-Z0-9,._\+\()\-]/', '_', $name);
}


?>
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