On Wed, 5 Sep 2001 06:59, Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
> > In perl I can say something like:
> > ($var1, $var2) = $sqh->fetchrow_array()
> > to assign column values to more than one variable at a time. So I
> > tried similar syntax with PHP:
> > ($var1, $var2) = mysql_fetch_row($sqh);
> > but could not seem to work it out.
> > I know you can do this with a temporary array, and then take values
> > out of the array. But it would be nice to omit the temporary array.
> > Is it possible?
> ($var1, $var2) is magic. I hate magic. What do you look up in the
> Perl manual when you hit syntax like that? In PHP the equivalent
> syntax is:
> list($var1, $var2) = ...
> It does exactly the same thing, and it is legible. Anybody can pop
> over to http://php.net/list and get an explanation of what the code
> does if they run across it.
Or you can use extract() to provide variable names which match the names
of the fields in your table.
while($row = mysql_fetch_array($sqh));
and you don't even have to think up variable names :-)
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