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What is <<EOT and what are the advantages/usage of it in php ?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 125 total points
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check out the HEREDOC syntax of php:
http://php.net/manual/en/language.types.string.php
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Example:

$money = 100.00;
$thing = <<<ENDTHING
In here you can put anything you want - lots of lines of HTML, for example.
You can substitute values, for example, $money
ENDTHING;

echo $thing;
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http://onlamp.com/pub/a/php/2003/04/10/php_heredocs.html

here is a decent explanation.
I don't use it myself. However apparently it's an easier way to mix alll your code together.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Although I have not verified it, this looks like an interesting note.
http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.types.string.php#86365

I find it incredibly useful when you want to separate your code and data from your presentation layer.  You create the values for all your variables, like the $money var in the post at ID:34136208, then you echo a HEREDOC string with the embedded variable names.  In some cases, your HEREDOC string can be the HTML of the entire web page.  Very  nice encapsulation!
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Thank You
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