> -----Original Message----- > From: tedd [mailto:tedd.sperl...@gmail.com] > Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:38 AM > To: Dotan Cohen; Daevid Vincent > Cc: php-general. > Subject: Re: [PHP] How to pronounce PHP code over the phone? > > At 9:42 AM +0200 10/21/09, Dotan Cohen wrote: > > > Open paren. Dollar-sign "item" de-ref getServiceID > method. Question mark. > >> Dollar-sign "item" de-ref getServiceID method again. Colon. > >> Dollar-sign "item" de-ref getID method. Close up matching > parenthesis. > >> > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_%28computer_science%29 > >> > > > >Thanks. The word Reference was what was missing, as was the > term "de-ref". > > Read a bit further down in the above link, namely the php > link, which is: > > http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.variables.variable.php > > Using the term "de-ref is not complete and could be misleading -- > dereferencing a variable in php is simply $$var and not ->var. > > The "arrow operator" ($a->$b) dereferences the element to its left > and accesses the member to it's right. If you want an example in C it > would be (*a).b > > While I was not able to find the "official" name for the operator, > but it could be called an "dereference access operator" or the "field > access operator".
Well, if I were talking to a fellow PHPriend, I probalby wouldn't even use the word "de-ref" as I would assume that they would know (some basics in that) if I say, " 'item's getServiceID method " that 'item' is an object and therefore must be prefixed with a dollar sign ($) and that to make a 'getServiceID' method, it requires the -> arrow as well as the ending parenthesis. But I think for the OP's purposes, he could simply DEFINE any word he wanted at the beginning of the conversation: "Listen up duder. When I say 'de-ref' you make hyphen and a greater-than sign. Capiche?". He could just as easily say, "Listen up duder. When I say 'arrow-thingy' you make hyphen and a greater-than sign. Capiche?" Problem solved. ;-) -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php