Hack of the Day: Use PHP’s List Function to Quickly Transform Arrays to Variables

This one’s a classic case of “easy when you know how.” How many times have you grabbed a comma-separated string, exploded it into an array, and assigned each item in the array to its own variable?

If it’s a small array, it may not be too much of a problem. But it quickly gets tiring to type out all those array assignments if you have a lot of them to do.

Fear not, there’s a better way…

The Slow Way

The Nice Way

See the difference? Much better!

Photo by Book Glutton

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