[development] PHP tips n tricks

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Fri Oct 6 17:26:29 UTC 2006

Johan Forngren wrote:
> 2006/10/6, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com <mailto:merlin at logrus.com>>:
>     Johan Forngren wrote:
>      > |Hi!
>      > I dare to consider myself a php developer, but I don't know about
>     many
>      > of the small tricks one could use in the language. Eg: $bar = & $foo.
>      > Where can I learn more about this?
>     That's not a trick that's a fundamental. IMNSHO you don't really know
>     the language if you aren't comfortable with references.
> Yeah, but still you have to learn it somewhere...
> If you hint me in the right direction I could probably find it, is 
> 'operators' the correct term to search for? I'm not a native English 
> speaker.

It is an operator but that won't actually explain it much. In this case:


I don't have a good 'compiled tips & tricks' to send you to 
unfortunately, but reading through the above should give you a better 
feel for how references work.

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