I hope you are doing well. I recently started learning PHP and I came across an interesting concept that I'm having trouble understanding. Can someone please explain to me how the assignment operator can be used as a variable in PHP?
I have seen code snippets like "$a = $b = 5;" but I'm not sure I fully understand how this works. It seems like the assignment operator "=" is taking the value of 5 and assigning it to both variables $a and $b. Is that correct? If so, why would we use this approach instead of assigning the value separately to each variable?
I would really appreciate if someone could provide me with a clear explanation and some examples to help me grasp this concept better. Thank you in advance for your help!