[development] Drupal 6.x hook_menu question regarding use of wildcards

Jakob Petsovits jpetso at gmx.at
Fri Feb 15 21:23:37 UTC 2008

On Friday, 15. February 2008, Ron Parker wrote:
> Chris Johnson wrote:
> >Um, array(3)->nid is not valid PHP syntax.  Is that what you really meant?
> That's my question.  I'm trying to figure out if  the wildcard value can
> be used in such a way.  In my example, the wildcard is %node, which is
> equal to ($node = node_load(arg(3)).  array(3) is now equal to $node.

No, array(3) is equal to (in print_r() syntax)

Array (
  [0] => 3

and the menu system just uses this standard PHP array as callback argument in 
order to get the real number (and from that, the node itself).
I mean, don't get me wrong - I understand your point, just make sure you 
recognize that this isn't any special node system syntax but standard PHP.


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