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PHP String output shortcut, like ASP <%=aspVar%>

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Does a shortcut exist in PHP 4.3.x + that is analogous to the ASP shortcut for Response.Write, <%= %>?

At present I am using inline with HTML.

<?php print("{$myVar}"); ?>

 This is sufficiently short, but I'm simply curious if an even shorter form exist.

Thanks
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<?= $myVar ?>

can be used if short tags are enabled in the php.ini file
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Thanks Diablo,

I'm adding PHP to my set of skills, it's always handy to know the shortcuts.
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no problem

And good luck learning PHP. I considered learning ASP awhile back to broaden my knowledge but the syntax seems very over complicated comparred to PHP so I think il stay put.


Incidently, for your information, the original example you gave:

<?php print("{$myVar}"); ?>

can be greatly simplified as:

<?php print $myVar; ?>

With both echo and print the round brackets are optional, quotes are only needed when outputting a string or a string and a variable, variables alone don't need them. Also the curly brackets only need to be used in certain situations such as when outputting an array item, super global etc, eg:

<?php echo "a string containing post data: {$_POST['var']} and other items"; ?> *

Standard variables can be outputted in this fashion like so:

<?php echo "a string containing a local variable $var and other items"; ?>


* This is the equivalent of concatenating the string, eg:

<?php echo "a string containing post data: ".$_POST['var']." and other items"; ?>


Hope that helps :)
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Perfect answer and thanks for the tips.  

I typically code using ASP or ASP.NET for web apps.  I worked lightly with PHP 3.x but never really learned to like it much.  What a difference the 4.3.x and 5 versions are.  I would be developing for the 5 platform using quite a bit more OO, but my client is only running 4.3.8; oh well.

Thanks again for the help and tips.
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