I hope you are all doing well. I've recently started learning PHP and have come across something that is confusing me. I noticed that in PHP, we always use the dollar sign $ symbol before variable names. However, this got me thinking - is it possible to use PHP without the dollar sign $ symbol for variables?
I understand that the dollar sign is used to declare and define variables in PHP. It helps us differentiate variables from other elements in the code, like functions and language keywords. But I'm curious if there is any way to omit the dollar sign and still use variables in PHP.
I would really appreciate it if someone could shed some light on this. Can PHP be used without the dollar sign $ symbol for variables? If so, how? And if not, what is the reason behind using the dollar sign? Any explanation or clarification on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help!