On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 5:19 PM, Matijn Woudt <tijn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM, Tim Streater <t...@clothears.org.uk> wrote:
>> On 09 Oct 2012 at 20:46, Matijn Woudt <tijn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> For example your previous post, you
>>> could have just looked up what the 'echo' and 'return' statements do
>>> in the PHP manual, and they are probably explained pretty OK in those
>>> books you own too. You probably could have answered the questions you
>>> posted here yourself, after reading PHP manual carefully.
>> Here, the phrase "PHP manual" means:
>>   http://www.php.net/manual/en/
>> which I consider to be an excellent written resource for the language. In 
>> fact, I own no PHP books at all (whereas I do for 
>> JavaScript/HTML/CSS/SQLite) so that must say something about the quality of 
>> the on-line documentation. Further, it is written in a straightforward way, 
>> not trying to be clever (unlike some languages I could mention), so I can 
>> recommend it. It's available in languages other than English, too.
>> --
>> Cheers  --  Tim
> Thanks Tim! Should have mentioned the URL indeed.
> Don't forget that if you want to find the manual page for a function fast, try
> http://www.php.net/<function name>
> where <function name> is the name you're looking for, so for example
> for return, you could use
> http://www.php.net/return
> And there ya go, PHP manual page for return!
> - Matijn
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The problems don't seem to be quite in understanding PHP, but
programming in general. O'Reilly this week has a special offer going
on books on general programming, which I hope no one minds if i spam
it in here:


The code is WKGKCD, which should automatically be applied.

Disclaimer: I am not an employee or stakeholder in O'Reilly, I just
like their books an awful lot, and they've helped me a great deal.

That said, I have to say I only own 1 PHP book: PHP Cookbook, which I
think is buried under quite a pile of stuff as I never have used it.
Yes, the online PHP docu is *that* *good*.

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