PHP: How to Read a Function Definition

December 17, 2011

It was recently pointed out to me by a couple of readers┬áthat they found my explanation for how to read the PHP manual, presented in Chapter 1 of my “PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide”, to be confusing. I think that learning how to read the manual is quite important, but I can see now that my presentation of that subject was a bit much at that early stage of the game, at least for absolute beginners. In any case, in that discussion, someone shared a link to a page in the PHP manual titled “How to Read a Function Definition“, which they found to be useful. So I thought I’d share it here!