On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Daniel Brown<danbr...@php.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 10:42, Ashley Sheridan<a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk> 
> wrote:
>> The braces ensure that PHP doesn't stop parsing the variable name once it
>> reaches the [. By default, it will only match a variable name up to the [
>> sign, so you couldn't access arrays without the braces.
>    Couldn't have said it better myself.
>    As for the braces in the HEREDOC around {$somevar}, while it works
> absolutely fine, it was a typo on my part: I intended to show all
> manner of usage and processing of variables within the HEREDOC syntax.
>  However, in my own code, I generally include all variables between
> {braces} when inside a HEREDOC block.  Sheer preference for
> readability in a large HEREDOC: because I don't normally use curly
> braces around variables, when I see that on the page, I instantly
> recognize that I'm still in the block (if all other clues miraculously
> fail --- and we all know that they sometimes do).
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Uhm.... you don't need braces around arrays unless you're using more
than one dimension in the array.

This works perfectly fine for me:

$bar = array('hello' => "goodbye");

$foo = <<<EOT

echo $foo;  //echos out goodbye

Something this simple should be common knowledge :X but I still agree
with Daniel that you ought to use {} around variables in HEREDOC (or
double-quotes) as it makes your code much more readable.

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