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Using an assignment to merge an array

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. He loves waffles and butterflies.
  • Alister Bulman

    Why better/Best?

    • paradox

      Exactly my question. I guess the criteria for being “the best” somehow depend on line length and/or trickiness 😂

  • Ciaro Vermeire

    A nuance to make, is that when the key is present in both arrays, the array on the left takes precedence. This is great if you want to support named parameters with defaults, like so:

    public function hello($world, array $options = array()) {
    $default = array('option1' => false);
    $options += $defaults;

    // Do something with $options ...
    }

    It keeps your method signatures small + they are very comprehensible.