On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 14:45, <sono...@fannullone.us> wrote: > I'd like to make a suggestion for a change, or possibly an addition, to the > PHP language. > > 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?
The @ is an error control operator, used to buffer the output and store it in a variable - $php_errormsg. There's no way that would be changed to become an array designator (though that doesn't mean your idea itself is a bad one). > What is the proper channel for making suggestions like this? Usually on the Internals mailing list (intern...@lists.php.net) or as a Feature Request in the bug tracker (http://bugs.php.net/). -- </Daniel P. Brown> Network Infrastructure Manager Documentation, Webmaster Teams http://www.php.net/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php