Ashley Sheridan wrote: > 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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