The Travails of Traversal

13 07 2016

Flickr: By JacobDavis

The venerated foreach-loop may seem to have formed a part of PHP from the outset, but it actually entered the language starting with PHP 4, apparently appropriated from Perl. While nowadays, this control structure provides a convenient way to iterate over an array or object without the complication of conditional looping inherent in for, while, and do-while loops, it was originally intended to provide a way to easily traverse arrays (see PHP Manual published 3-6-2003). Read the rest of this entry »

ArrayObject vs Array Access

7 11 2012

Floral Swirl

By Aster_Tataricus.JPG: Pascalou petit derivative work: Nevit Dilmen (Aster_Tataricus.JPG) [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 ( or GFDL (, via Wikimedia Commons

I recently dusted off one of my older PHP books, Read the rest of this entry »

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