I want to access a variable within a function-returned array without
setting the array to a variable first.  Example -- test for equal to string
'foo' on the 4th element of a returned fetch row:

    if (($row = mysql_fetch_row($result))[3] == 'foo') {
        $user = $row;


    $bar = explode('#', $str)[2];

I know I can do this in perl, but can it be done in PHP?  Obviously this is
pseudo code, it doesn't actually work, but I wonder if there is a way that
escapes me currently?

I know I can assign the result to a variable and then test the element; I
am addicted to trying to cut down the amount and complexity of code.  Even
if you disagree with my goal as good computing practices, I simply want to
know if what I ask is possible, and if so, how. :-)

Peter Beckman                                                  Internet Guy
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