PHP: is_callable() function


The is_callable() function is used to test that the contents of a variable, whether it can be called as a function or not.


(PHP 4 and above)


is_callable(var_name, syntax_only, callable_name)


Name Description Required /
var_name Either the name of a function stored in a string variable, or an object and the name of a method within the object. Required Mixed*
syntax_only If set to TRUE, the function only verifies if it is a function or a method. It rejects simple variables those are not strings and an array not having a valid structure. Optional Boolean
callable_name Receives a "callable name". This option is implemented only for classes. Optional String

*Mixed : Mixed indicates that a parameter may accept multiple (but not necessarily all) types.

Return value:

TRUE if var_name is callable, FALSE otherwise.

Value Type: Boolean.

Example :

function foo(){
echo is_callable('foo');
echo is_callable('bar');

Output :


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See also

PHP Function Reference

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PHP - how to create a newline character?

Only double quoted strings interpret the escape sequences \r and \n as '0x0D' and '0x0A' respectively, so you want:


Single quoted strings, on the other hand, only know the escape sequences \\ and \'.

So unless you concatenate the single quoted string with a line break generated elsewhere (e. g., using double quoted string "\r\n" or using chr function chr(0x0D).chr(0x0A)), the only other way to have a line break within a single quoted string is to literally type it with your editor:

$s = 'some text before the line break
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Make sure to check your editor for its line break settings if you require some specific character sequence (\r\n for example).

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