on 8/6/01 12:32 PM, Phil Latio at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> What's the difference between echo and print?

this is definitely one of those frequently asked ones :)

a good place to start is


for info and user comments. i found a couple cool nuggets in there. here are
some things i believe are true.

print() is a function and you need the parantheses. print also returns
whether or not is was successful, as in

 if (print($thing)) {
   $thing_was_printed = 1;
 } else {
   $thing_was_printed = 0;

echo is not a function. it is a language construct. (i'm not sure of all the
implications of this) also, you do not need parantheses. so,

   echo $thing;

is valid.

-- mike cullerton

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