[nycphp-talk] Input as array names

Michael Hernandez sequethin at
Tue Aug 25 15:40:08 EDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 15:27 -0400, Hall, Leam wrote:
>  Okay, here's one of the places I don't really get and can use some
> help on. On my text processing script I'm going to slurp up host
> names. They come in as the first, counting from 0, element. I can
> explode and create the array, which gives me a string:
> $hostname[1] =
> I can safely get rid of the "" bit, leaving $hostname[1]
> as "somehost". What I need to understand is how to take $hostname[1]
> and make it an array in it's own right so I can assign it a list of
> numbers. 
With variable variable names,

if $hostname[1] = somehost

$$hostname[1] = array();

now you have an array named $somehost

--Mike H

PS I didn't try it, don't hate me :)

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