PHP Array Exercises : Sort entity letters

PHP Array: Exercise-25 with Solution

Write a PHP function to sort entity letters.

Sample Solution:

PHP Code:

function entity_sort($my_array) {
    $total = count($my_array);
    for ($i=0;$i<$total;$i++) {
        if ($my_array[$i]{0} == '&') {
            $my_array[$i] = $my_array[$i]{1}.$my_array[$i];
        } else {
            $my_array[$i] = $my_array[$i]{0}.$my_array[$i];
        for ($i=0;$i<$total;$i++) {
        $my_array[$i] = substr($my_array[$i],1);
        return $my_array;
$arr = array(" ","&", "<");

Sample Output:

    [0] =>                                                  
    [1] => <                                                
    [2] =>                                                  


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