Sorry about that, I didn't realize at the time the serialize and 
unserialize existed. It might not be a bad idea to add a few more useful 
keywords to that documentation page in case other people like me have 
trouble finding it. I would have never thought to look under those names 
for the feature. I was looking for terms like export or dump.

Thanks for the note about the functions, this is invaluable!

--On Thursday, July 26, 2001 6:29 PM +0000 Bug Database 

: ID: 12381
: Updated by: andy
: Reported By: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
: Old Status: Feedback
: Status: Bogus
: Bug Type: Feature/Change Request
: Operating System: Linux
: PHP Version: 4.0.6
: New Comment:
: i meant to make this bogus...
: Previous Comments:
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: [2001-07-26 14:27:11] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
: have you tried something like the serialize and unserialize
: functions?
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: [2001-07-25 18:30:49] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
: I'd like to suggest that a built in function for dumping PHP data
: structures (arrays, variables, etc.) into a string which could then be
: exported to a file be created. This would work something like the Perl
: Data::Dumper module.  This would be extremely useful for creation of
: persistent datastructures, especially helpful for programs which include
: web interfaces to edit settings which are used by another portion of the
: program.
: I find myself writing simple code to do this a lot, but it is something
: that gets pretty  messy whenever I'm trying to recreate multidimensional
: arrays and such so that they can later be required into a PHP page.  I'm
: sure that a function of this type would be useful to a lot of PHP users
: and I hope you'll consider adding it.
: I've looked at a lot of the code repository sites by the way, and I
: haven't found anything that seems to resemble what I'm looking for
: already available, but I think it's the type of thing that should really
: be a part of the base PHP.
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