typecast question

going through a drupal tutorial i found this

(int) $a

it mentioned it was a typecast. i get it, however i'm looking around php.net and google and even drupal to find out more about it and what other typecasts i can use, if there are even others.

i know about all the ctype stuff, but i had never seen this before.

can anyone point me to an article on this?
thanks
tony
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hieloCommented:
>>can anyone point me to an article on this?
Article? Hmmm. Well the concept is quite simple, so I doubt you will find an article. Basically the general format is:
(dataType) $variable

which just means/says "treat whatever $variable holds as dataType". That's it. Other examples:
(float)$x, (long)$x
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
tjazzvibe,

Did you already see http://us.php.net/manual/en/language.types.type-juggling.php#language.types.typecasting .  It has the basics on typecasting and info on the "types" used.  There are only a few.

If you are looking for something more then maybe let me know what details you hope to get.  It would help to narrow the "search."  Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
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tjazzvibeAuthor Commented:
thanks, that's what i was looking for.
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
Your welcome!  I'm glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.

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