I hope you're all doing well. I have been working on a PHP project recently and I have come across a specific issue regarding cloning and copying objects within classes. I am aware of the concept of object cloning, but I am having trouble implementing it efficiently in my code.
To give you some context, I am building an application that manages customer data. In my PHP class, I have created an object that represents a customer. Now, I would like to clone this object and make some modifications to the copied object without affecting the original.
I have tried using the "clone" keyword in PHP, but I am not sure how to proceed after that. How can I make changes to the cloned object without changing the properties of the original one? Additionally, I am confused about whether the cloned object is a deep copy or a shallow copy.
If anyone has experience with cloning and copying objects in PHP classes, I would greatly appreciate your insights. What is the best practice for handling cloning and copying objects? Are there any specific methods or functions that I should be using to achieve the desired results?
Thank you in advance for your assistance!