I have been working on a PHP project recently and came across something that I couldn't quite understand. While browsing through some code, I noticed a variable name with an "&" symbol in front of it. For example, instead of "$name", I saw "&$name". I was wondering what this "&" symbol signifies in this context.
I've been coding in PHP for a while now, but I've never seen this before. Can anyone explain what it does and how it affects the variable? I'm curious to learn more about the usage of this symbol in PHP and if it has any specific purpose or functionality.
Any help or insights would be greatly appreciated!