( … ) Variable-length argument lists

In programming, there are many ways to solve a problem. But, everyone likes to easy and short solution.

The reason of telling that, PHP has a syntax token that will make my day. This is called Argument unpacking token or Variable-length argument lists token. This is typed with three dots ( … ). This is safe to use for 5.6 or latest version. For example,

function sum( ...$numbers ) {
    $acc = 0;
    foreach ( $numbers as $n ) {
        $acc += $n;
    }
    return $acc;
}

echo sum( 1, 2, 3, 4 );

return output 10 as 1+2+3+4=10.

Homework on PHP array functions

In PHP, there are plenty of PHP function which are very handy to smoothly build a web application. Currently, I find of 82 array functions and 13 array sorting functions. May be count of functions will be increase on time.

Notes: I will write about all array functions as time being.

  1. array_change_key_case
    This function is self explanatory. It will change keys of an array, if keys are string.
    For one dimensional array, array_change_key_case() simply change the keys in uppercase or lowercase (default case). But, for multidimensional array it will be tricky. Following are both types array example
$simple_array = [
    'AppLe' => 'Mrinal',
    'OraNge' => 'Shuchy',
    'PeNut' => 'Sukla',
];
$convert_key_simple_array = array_change_key_case( $simple_array, CASE_UPPER);
print_r($convert_key_simple_array);

To change keys of multidimensional array use this function