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PHP Quick Scripting Reference by Mikael Olsson

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CHAPTER 26

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Namespaces

Namespaces provide a way to avoid naming conflicts and to group namespace members into a hierarchy. Any code may be contained within a namespace, but only four code constructs are affected: classes, interfaces, functions and constants.

Creating namespaces

A construct that is not included in a namespace belongs to the global namespace.

// Global code/namespaceclass MyClass {}

To assign the construct to another namespace a namespace directive is defined. Any code constructs below the namespace directive will belong to that namespace. The naming convention for namespaces is all lowercase.

namespace my; // Belongs to my namespace ...

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