I'm currently working on a PHP project and I'm having some difficulties with type conversion or casting involving enumerations and other data types. I have an enumeration defined and I need to perform operations where I convert it to another data type, or vice versa.
For example, let's say I have an enumeration called "Colors" with values like RED, BLUE, and GREEN. Now, I want to convert the value BLUE to an integer, or maybe I have an integer and I want to convert it to the corresponding enumeration value.
I have been searching for a solution, but I haven't found a clear one yet. I've tried using type hints, explicit type casting, and various built-in PHP functions, but none of them seem to work directly with enumerations.
Have any of you encountered this issue before? If so, how did you handle it? Are there any specific techniques or functions in PHP that can help with this type conversion or casting? I would greatly appreciate any guidance or example code that can point me in the right direction.
Thank you so much in advance for your help!