And the obvious difference, print returns true on success. I'm not sure what would cause an echo it print to ever fail, so it really doesn't make a huge difference.
Thanks, Ash http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk ----- Reply message ----- From: "Alexandru Patranescu" <dreal...@gmail.com> Date: Sun, Dec 12, 2010 18:56 Subject: [PHP] code quest - ECHO?!? To: "Kirk Bailey" <kbai...@howlermonkey.net> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org> They are almost identical. Echo supports multiple parameters like "echo $a, $b;" print is 20% slower than echo (by some tests). "echo" is shorter than "print" so it's easy to write. In fact it's all a matter of taste. The same reason we user die instead of exit. Alex On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 6:23 PM, Kirk Bailey <kbai...@howlermonkey.net>wrote: > Groovy; they appear to be identical in all but name. IDENTICAL. Or am I > missing a subtle definition difference? > > > > David Robley wrote: > >> Kirk Bailey wrote: >> >> >> >>> Ok, so what is echo, and how is it different from print. >>> >>> The code in code quest used echo. I have a copy of learning php 5.0 from >>> O'Reilly, and noplace does it mention echo. Why? What's the difference? >>> IS there a difference? Is there an advantage to either? Please clarify >>> for this newbie. >>> >>> >>> >> >> The documentation says it all better than I can: >> >> http://php.net/manual/en/function.echo.php >> http://php.net/manual/en/function.print.php >> >> Cheers >> >> > > -- > end > > Very Truly yours, > - Kirk Bailey, > Largo Florida > > kniht +-----+ > | BOX | +-----+ think >