Ben Dunlap wrote:
# before was $styles = array( 'even', 'odd' );
# after new requirements it is...
$styles = array( 'white', 'white', 'gray' );
foreach($items as $item)
printf( '<li class="%s">%s</li>', current( $styles ), $item );

next( $styles ) or  reset( $styles );

+5000. I think is by far the most readable and flexible solution suggested.
I also like it because it's PHPish -- it uses the features of the language
that were made-to-order for this problem.

Actually it's the wrong way to do it.

Change the class names to "alternate1" and "alternate2" (or something else meaningful without being tied to a definition). That way when you set the colour for style "white" to "green" it doesn't result in confusion. Seriously though... this is nomenclature 101.

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