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Disambiguation - PHP List

PHP Lists, or PHPList?

1. Lists in PHP

A PHP "array" - as they're know - is really a linked list in computer science terms [plus an ordered map - another story!]

Let me explain - a linked list is a series of values, one after another held in a single collection, and referenced by a position number in that collection. And the data at each position can be handled / processed in a loop.

  <?php
  $team = array("rOwEnA","colin","reBECCA","Graham","lISa");
  foreach ($team as $friend) {
    $onmy = ucwords(strtolower($friend));
    print ("I am writing to $onmy\n");
    }
  ?>


produces:

  I am writing to Rowena
  I am writing to Colin
  I am writing to Rebecca
  I am writing to Graham
  I am writing to Lisa


The list function lets you name each element of an array a a separate variable, so I could write:

  <?php
  $team = array("rOwEnA","colin","reBECCA","Graham","lISa");
  list ($party,$paid,$starguest,$drinks,$food) = $team;
  print ("The organiser is $party and the catering is by $food\n");
  ?>


produces:

  The organiser is rOwEnA and the catering is by lISa

Such lists are particularly useful where you have read a line of data from a file of database, and each element of a line / record relates to a different attribute / propoerty - lots of parties perhaps in our example!

Happy to tell you a lot more about lists on our PHP Courses.

2. PHPlist software

phplist is a piece of open source campaign managing software - see [here]. Whilst I need to manage my mailing lists better, I'm afraid I know little about it. Ah - if only I had the time to learn to be more efficient, I would then have the time ...
(written 2014-03-07)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
H106 - PHP - Arrays
  [4072] Splitting the difference with PHP - (2013-04-27)
  [4068] Arrays in PHP - contain different and even mixed data types - (2013-04-24)
  [3534] Learning to program in PHP - Regular Expression and Associative Array examples - (2011-12-01)
  [3379] Sorting data the way YOU want it sorted - (2011-08-05)
  [3004] Increment operators for counting - Perl, PHP, C and others - (2010-10-18)
  [2920] Sorting - naturally, or into a different order - (2010-08-14)
  [2915] Looking up a value by key - associative arrays / Hashes / Dictionaries - (2010-08-11)
  [2274] PHP preg functions - examples and comparision - (2009-07-08)
  [2215] If nothing, make it nothing. - (2009-06-02)
  [1614] When an array is not an array - (2008-04-17)
  [1451] More PHP sample and demonstration programs - (2007-12-01)
  [1199] Testing for one of a list of values. - (2007-05-22)
  [1116] PHP adding arrays / summing arrays - (2007-03-23)
  [832] Displaying data at 5 items per line on a web page - (2006-08-14)
  [773] Breaking bread - (2006-06-22)
  [603] PHP - setting sort order with an associative array - (2006-02-13)
  [409] Functions and commands with dangerous names - (2005-08-11)


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