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Lesson 24 - ArrayAccess and cloning in PHP

PHP OOP ArrayAccess and cloning in PHP

In the previous tutorial, Date and Time in PHP using OOP, we learned how to work with date and time in an object-oriented way. Today, we're going to introduce you to the ArrayAccess interface as well as cloning.


As you all already know, this is how arrays are dealt with in PHP:

$array['key'] = 'value';

However, PHP offers us a way to use what is known as the indexer (the square brackets) in our classes. We can access instances as arrays or just access them like we usually do. The indexer is particularly useful when


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In this tutorial, we're going to treat objects like arrays by implementing the ArrayAccess interface. We'll also teach you how to clone objects.

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