On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM, tedd<tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> At 3:34 AM +0700 7/12/09, Lenin wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 2:56 AM, Eddie Drapkin <oorza...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Govinda<govinda.webdnat...@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> > > what does "EOT" stand for?
>>> > (I realize that string can be anything.. but I am just asking what
>> > > means to everyone?
>> > I just use it as "End of Term" because I'm used to "EOF" as "End of
>> EOT used to mean End of Text. reference ASCII-7 notatioin
> Yes, but in both cases the operator is used at both the beginning AND at the
> end of the heredoc. I normally don't start anything with an "End" term.
> That's what I liked about the underscore (_) -- there's no inference that
> it's an acronym.
> $whatever = <<<_
> However with that said, one could come up with a dual purpose acronym like:
> TO = (TEXT On or TEXT Off)
> or if you need three characters.
> HDO = (HEREDOC ON or HEREDOC OFF)
> I'm sure some clever person could come up with something better.
When I see something like
$foo = <<<EOT
I always read "<<<EOT" as "until EOT" or, "until End of Text/Term".
So, the whole statement, in my head, would be "$foo is equal to
everything following until End of Text." Although, less generic names
like HTML, or XML, or ROW can also be fine, too.
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