On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 07:31:01PM -0400, Tom Worster wrote:

> if i have an expression that evaluates to an object, the return value from a
> function, say, and i only want the value of one of the objects properties,
> is there a tidy way to get it without setting another variable?
> to illustrate, here's something that doesn't work, but it would be
> convenient if it did:
> $o = array( (object) array('a'=>1), (object) array('a'=>2) );
> if ( end($o)->a > 1 ) {  // can't use -> like this!
> ...
> }

You should use print_r() or var_dump() to investigate what happens when
you try to cast an array into an object. I myself don't know what would
happen. Also, what's allowed and what effects are produced could depend
heavily on the version of PHP you're running. Version 4 != 5 != 5.3 in
this respect.


Paul M. Foster

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