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What happens when a PHP variable gets allocated

In PHP, variable allocation is really easy, you don’t really need to know how memory is managed to use the language. But if you want to be a good programmer, you NEED to know what happens when you write “$var = 10;”


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.