On 6/11/2010 11:43 PM, Daevid Vincent wrote:
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From: tedd [mailto:tedd.sperl...@gmail.com]

I believe, just because it can be done doesn't mean that it
should be done.

My practice is *never* to use<?=

In fact, my practice is to not only use<?php echo, but to enclose
the echo argument with a (), like:

<?php echo("The answer is $answer");?>

I am sure there will be some that think that my practice is an
overkill, or not "good practice", but it's a good thing that we all
have a choice. Make your choice to best serve how you want your code
to look.

As per http://us3.php.net/echo

echo() is not actually a function (it is a language construct), so you are
not required to use parentheses with it. echo() (unlike some other language
constructs) does not behave like a function, so it cannot always be used in
the context of a function. Additionally, if you want to pass more than one
parameter to echo(), the parameters must not be enclosed within

So you might want to reconsider your coding practice/style here and use the
construct as designed or you might end up with a far worse scenario than
short-tags could ever provide. Something more along the Python "print"

Also, for the love of God, please don't embed a variable into a literal
string and use preprocessing.

Do it like so:

<?php echo 'The answer is '.$answer; ?>

Hey Daevid, does this form <?php echo 'The answer is '.$answer; ?> improve anything in processing time or it's just for the sake of readability?

Kind regards,
Ahmed Mohsen.

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