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Doc Bug #80538 SUGGESTION: Add reference to array destructuring of return values
Submitted: 2020-12-21 23:15 UTC Modified: 2020-12-21 23:21 UTC
From: toolmakersteve2 at shawstudio dot com Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Arrays related
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 [2020-12-21 23:15 UTC] toolmakersteve2 at shawstudio dot com
Description:
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From manual page: https://php.net/functions.returning-values
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Would be good if this section mentioned use of [array destructuring syntax](https://www.php.net/manual/en/migration71.new-features.php#migration71.new-features.symmetric-array-destructuring) to access elements of a returned array, as a mechanism to simulate "multiple returned values".

[$a, $b, $c] = myfunc();

where:

function myfunc() {
    return ["first", "second", "third"];
}



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 [2020-12-21 23:17 UTC] dharman@php.net
-Package: Documentation problem +Package: Arrays related
 [2020-12-21 23:20 UTC] dharman@php.net
Thanks for the suggestion. PRs are welcome. If you can suggest an improvement to the https://github.com/php/doc-en we can take a look and update the documentation.  PHP manual is a collaborative effort.
 [2020-12-21 23:21 UTC] requinix@php.net
A simple adjustment would be to amend example #2 to also show destructuring as an alternative to list().
 [2020-12-22 11:53 UTC] cmb@php.net
The following pull request has been associated:

Patch Name: Add array destructuring documentation to array syntax section
On GitHub:  https://github.com/php/doc-en/pull/145
Patch:      https://github.com/php/doc-en/pull/145.patch
 
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