I'm relatively new to PHP and I have a question regarding the use of ternary operators. I've recently come across some code examples where a single ternary operator is used, but I'm wondering if it's possible to nest multiple ternary operators within each other.
To provide some context, I'm currently working on a web development project where I need to determine certain conditions based on user input. I've successfully used a single ternary operator to achieve this, but I'm curious if I can simplify my code further by nesting multiple ternary operators.
For example, let's say I have a variable `$age` and I want to assign a message based on its value. Currently, I'm using the following code:
$message = ($age >= 18) ? 'You are an adult' : 'You are not an adult';
This works fine, but now I'd like to add another condition based on the value of another variable. Can I do something like this?
$message = ($age >= 18) ? (($gender == 'male') ? 'You are a male adult' : 'You are a female adult') : 'You are not an adult';
Is it valid to nest ternary operators in this manner? Would it be better to use a different approach altogether? I'm looking for some guidance on how to approach this problem while keeping my code clean and readable.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.