[thelist] PHP and declaring variables...

Tris beertastic at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 10:51:01 CST 2007

Hi all..
when I started PHP (5 years ago.. or maybe 4... I forget) I learnt
that to create a varaiable, I simply wrote:
$variableName = "variableValue";
$variableInt = 3;

All good, it's worked for years..

During myturningon errors today, I was seeing LOADS of undeclared
variable errors..
so I simply added to the top of each page, the problem variable names,
and a blank value.. eg:
$date = "";
$userName = "";
$score = "";

thus declaring them for later use...

Now this strikes me as a pain in the back side..
Can anyone throw lighton to why I need to do this, OR can I fix the
undeclared variables 'bug' without having a list of blank variales at
the top of each page...?

For now.. i'm off to browse the google... the wonderful goodle of web...
(bad wizard of oz rip off, sorry)


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laugh at him.
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