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Request #10483 someFunction() OR break;
Submitted: 2001-04-24 22:17 UTC Modified: 2001-04-25 05:27 UTC
From: fabiankessler at usa dot net Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: 4.0.4 OS: all
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2001-04-24 22:17 UTC] fabiankessler at usa dot net
why is the syntax
someFunction() OR anotherFunction();
only possible with a function on the right side of the OR? cause it has to return something? 
would be nice to be able to to someFunction() OR break;


$success = FALSE;
do { // try block
  doSomething("foo") OR break;
  doSomething("bar") OR break;
  doSomething("hello") OR break;
  doSomething("world") OR break;
  $success = TRUE;
} while (FALSE);
echo ($success) ? 'yes' : 'no';



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 [2001-04-25 05:27 UTC]
thats because 'break' is a keyword, not a function 

break as a languag construct has no value
and may not be used in expressions

btw: the same holds true for 'if', 'for', ...

you cannot say 

  doSomething("...") OR if(...
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