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PHP $GLOBALS (super global) variable

Description

$GLOBAL is a php super global variable which can be used instead of 'global' keyword to access variables from global scope, i.e. the variables which can be accessed from anywhere in a php script even within functions or methods.

Here is an example to testify the theory mentioned above:  

<?php
$s = 25;
$t = 50;
function subtraction()
{
$GLOBALS['v'] = $GLOBALS['t'] - $GLOBALS['s'];
} 
subtraction();
echo $v;
?> 

In the code above, since v is a variable present within $GLOBALS array, it is accessible form outside the function also.

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PHP: Tips of the Day

In PHP, there are two versions of logical AND and OR operators.

Operator True if
$a and $b Both $a and $b are true
$a && $b Both $a and $b are true
$a or $b Either $a or $b is true
$a || $b Either $a or $b is true

Note that the && and || opererators have higher precedence than and and or. See table below:

Evaluation Result of $e Evaluated as
$e = false || true True $e = (false || true)
$e = false or true False ($e = false) or true

Because of this it's safer to use && and || instead of and and or.