On 9/04/2011, at 3:39 PM, Scotty Logan wrote:

> On Apr 8, 2011, at 8:20 PM, Kirk Bailey wrote:
>> in otherwords, the entire idea of picking one of N objects, whatever they 
>> are- strings, numbers, gummybears, lined up in a listing, and return the one 
>> item selected. This seems a common enough function there should be a simple 
>> way to do it already in php. HOWEVER, I ain't findin' it that way, no 
>> sir/maam/other.
>> Maybe I am missing the obvious SIMPLE way to get the job done. So if we have 
>> a listing of foo's, we can title this $listing, and we want 1 of them to be 
>> returned, we should see something like:
>> randmember($listing)
> array_rand() - it's already built-in - 
> http://php.net/manual/en/function.array-rand.php
>  Scotty

Just note that array_rand() returns a random (or an array of random) key(s), 
not the values.
Simon Welsh
Admin of http://simon.geek.nz/

Who said Microsoft never created a bug-free program? The blue screen never, 
ever crashes!


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