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Operating system: 
PHP version:      4.0.6
PHP Bug Type:     Feature/Change Request
Bug description:  Shorthand for X ? X : Y

Providing default values for fields, I find myself using the following
syntax a lot:

$a = $result->f('asd'); if (!$a) $a = 'nothing';

$a = ($result->f('asd') ? $result->f('asd') : 'nothing');


$a = ($x ? $x : $y);

It would be handy to have a shorthand for this that would easy typing,
legibility, and avoid duplicate evaluation of $x.

Proposed syntax (not fussy)

$x ?: $y

i.e. if 'value if true' is empty, use 'condition value'.
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