Some useful PHP functions and features do not fit into any particular category. This chapter explains these features.
Key topics covered in this chapter include
Using magic quotes
Evaluating strings with
Terminating execution with
Serializing variables and objects
Getting information about the PHP environment
Temporarily altering the runtime environment
Loading PHP extensions
Highlighting source code
Using PHP on the command line
You have probably noticed that you need to be careful when using quotation marks (
") and back slashes (
\) within strings. PHP gets confused by an attempted string statement like
echo "color = "#FFFFFF"";
and gives a parse error. To include quotation marks ...