I've been working on a PHP project lately and came across the `parse_ini_string()` function. I'm a bit confused about how exactly it works and was hoping someone could help clarify it for me.
From what I understand, `parse_ini_string()` is a built-in PHP function that allows you to parse an INI string and return its contents in an associative array. But I'm not quite sure about the details.
Here's an example of an INI string:
host = localhost
username = my_username
password = my_password
I'm wondering how I can use `parse_ini_string()` to extract the values of `host`, `username`, and `password` from this string. Can someone provide a step-by-step explanation or maybe even some sample code to demonstrate how to use this function effectively?
I appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks in advance!