I'm fairly new to PHP and I'm currently working on a project where I'm dealing with enumerations. I'm wondering how I can handle type casting or conversion with an enumeration in PHP.
Let me provide a bit more context. I have an enumeration called "Size" which has values like "SMALL", "MEDIUM", and "LARGE". In certain parts of my code, I need to convert these enumeration values to integers or strings.
For example, let's say I want to convert the "Size::SMALL" value to an integer, so that I can perform some arithmetic operations. Is there any built-in function or method in PHP that can help me achieve this?
I've looked into PHP's documentation, but I couldn't find any clear examples or explanations on how to handle type casting or conversion with enumerations. I'm not even sure if PHP natively supports this feature.
If anyone has experience with this or any insights to share, I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks in advance!