Posted on 2010-11-15
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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:
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by:Ray Paseur
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$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

echo $thing;

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innotionent earned 125 total points
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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.

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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