Output name of Variable

Jim Musil jim at
Fri Jan 31 12:37:28 EST 2003

It seems like it would be helpful if there were a way to grab the name
assigned to a variable and output it. Is there already a function like this?

I would use this mainly for tracing and reporting. So, if I had a simple
function show_variable($var), it would not only output the value assigned to
the variable, but would also show the name of the variable itself.

Am I missing it?

Jim Musil
<jim at>
Nettmedia, Senior Developer
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New York, NY 10001
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