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Without separate php.net links what is difference / similarly method arguments, class attributes and parameters
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by:Ray Paseur
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Method arguments are the variables that are passed to the methods (functions) of a class.  Example here, where $x is an argument to the Thing constructor

Class Thing
{
    public function __construct($x) { ...
}

Class member variables are called "properties". You may also see them referred to using other terms such as "attributes" or "fields", but for the purposes of the PHP reference we call them "properties".

Parameters is another term often used for function or method arguments.  There is some overlap in the terminology.
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by:rgb192
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okay I still do not understand 'parameters'

should I stop using this word

and ask for clarification whenever I hear/see word 'parameters'
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These are equivalent statements and appropriate uses of argument and parameter.

function thing($argument1, $argument2)
function thing($parameter1, $parameter2)
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by:rgb192
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I will avoid using the word parameter and instead use argument. Thanks
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You'll be fine with that terminology.  Thanks for the points! ~Ray
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