On 15 Mar 2012, at 18:35, Daniel Brown wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 14:31, Stuart Dallas <stu...@3ft9.com> wrote:
>> The @ prefix is banned from all code I go anywhere near - it's evil! I've 
>> used the following 'V' function for a long time, primarily for accessing the 
>> superglobals but it works for any array.
>> <?php
>> session_start();
>> $_SESSION['first_name'] = $first_name = V($_SESSION, 'first_name');
>> function V($arr, $key, $def = null) {
>>  return isset($arr[$key]) ? $arr[$key] : $def;
>> }
>> ?>
>    For the most part, I agree with you, but for this particular
> example, it simply silences the notice for an undefined variable,
> should it not be set, at the time of the function call.  In nearly any
> other case, though, I'm totally with you.

I've seen too many cases where one "acceptable" use of the @ leads to bugs 
being hidden, regardless of the original motivation. I prefer to handle things 
like this explicitly, but each to his own.


Stuart Dallas
3ft9 Ltd

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