I'd like to make a suggestion for a change, or possibly an addition, to the PHP
I'm learning PHP and have been very excited with what it can do in relation to
HTML. But when I got to the part about arrays, I was disappointed to see that
they are designated with a $ the same as other variables. I was learning Perl
before I switched, and it uses the @ sign to designate an array. That makes it
a lot simpler to see at a glance what is an array and what isn't - at least for
beginners like me.
Has there been any talk of adopting the @ sign for arrays in PHP? Or is that
symbol used for something else that I haven't read about yet?
What is the proper channel for making suggestions like this?
I'm a PHP n00b as well and had similar thoughts regarding this..
just imagine two variables called the same thing.. a string and array..
and accidentally resetting one..
$oops = "something";
however, from my experience, there is often this kind of problem in
any language, and that is where naming conventions come in very handy.
I don't know if the PHP community has any standard convention.. but I
would suggest something like:
$a_foo (for arrays)
$f_foo (imploding into form variables)
$s_foo (string variables)
$db_foo (variables coming from databases perhaps)
This way, you'd never be confused of the origin of the variable.
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