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Output a string

print is a language construct, not a function, so parentheses are not required.

Syntax

print ( string $arg ) : int

Parameters

arg

The input data.

Return

Returns 1, always.

Examples

1

<?

$arg = "Hello World!";

print($arg);

?>
Hello World!

2

<?

$arg = "without parentheses";

print $arg;

?>
without parentheses

3

<?

$arg = "spans
multiple lines - newlines
are also
output";

print $arg;

?>
spans
multiple lines - newlines
are also
output

4

<?

$arg = "spans\nmultiple lines - newlines\nare also\noutput";

print $arg;

?>
spans
multiple lines - newlines
are also
output

5

<?

$arg = "escaping characters: \"like this\"";

print $arg;

?>
escaping characters: "like this"

6

<?

$var = "variable";

$arg = "variable with double quotes: $var";

print $arg;

?>
variable with double quotes: variable

7

<?

$var = "variable";

$arg = 'variable with single quotes: $var';

print $arg;

?>
variable with single quotes: $var

8

<?

$array = array("key" => "value");

$arg = "array: {$array['key']}";

print $arg;

?>
array: value

9

<?

$var = "variable";

print <<<END
This uses the "here document" syntax to output
multiple lines with $var interpolation. Note
that the "here document" terminator must appear on a
line with just a semicolon no extra whitespace!
END;

?>
This uses the "here document" syntax to output
multiple lines with variable interpolation. Note
that the "here document" terminator must appear on a
line with just a semicolon no extra whitespace!

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