When interacting with the admin menu, for instance via
add_menu_page, there is a
$position parameter. The inline docs indicate that this should be an integer. The Codex agrees, but adds a note that you can use a float if you make it a string (e.g.
'63.3'). In wp-admin/includes/menu.php the array is sorted by comparing the keys with
With this in mind, one could set a menu position of
'63-bar' to avoid position conflicts. This would be especially helpful for plugins, where they currently may set a position which can cause conflicts in some themes or with other plugins.
Using strings appears to work just fine. I combed the source and didn't find any issues, but maybe I've missed something. Are there any reasons why a string can't or shouldn't be used for the menu position?