On Wed, 2011-01-12 at 12:23 -0800, sono...@fannullone.us wrote:

> Thanks for all the responses to my suggestion.  I realize this would be a 
> major change, so that's why I also mentioned it as an addition to the 
> language.
> I'm sure it's just what you're used to, but still being new to all this, it 
> just makes sense (to me anyway) to have different symbols for different 
> variable types:
> $scalar
> @array
> #hash
> Since the @ sign is already reserved, maybe there's another symbol that would 
> work better?  I don't know.  These are just ideas that I came up with while 
> reading and I thought I'd throw it out there to see what others thought.
> I like the idea of a naming convention, so that's what I'll do in my scripts. 
>  I also appreciate the heads up on is_string(), is_array(), and var_dump().
> Thanks again,
> Marc

If you check out the manual pages for those functions as well, you'll
see other related functions. I must say, of any language I've used, the
php.net documentation is by far the best, giving plenty of information
and user comments too. It's a resource I still can't do without, and I
reckon even the old hands on this list would say the same.


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