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What are the conditional operators available in PHP?

Hello everyone,

I am a beginner PHP developer and I am currently learning about conditional statements in PHP. I wanted to know the various conditional operators available in PHP. I am aware of basic operators like equal to (==), not equal to (!=), greater than (>), less than (<), etc. However, I wanted to know if there are any other conditional operators that I should be aware of.

Any guidance or information regarding the available conditional operators in PHP would be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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rmetz

Hey [Your Name],

Great question! In addition to the basic conditional operators you mentioned, PHP also provides a few other useful ones. One such operator is the "identical" operator (===), which not only checks for equality in value but also ensures that the data types of the compared variables are the same.

For example, when comparing two variables using the identity operator, if both the value and the data type match, it will return true. Otherwise, it will return false. This operator is quite handy when you want to perform strict comparisons.

Another useful operator is the "not identical" operator (!==), which is the negation of the identical operator. It allows you to check if two variables have different values or data types. So, it returns true when the values or data types do not match.

Here's a quick example to illustrate the usage of these operators:

php
$a = 10;
$b = '10';

var_dump($a == $b); // Outputs: bool(true)
var_dump($a === $b); // Outputs: bool(false)
var_dump($a != $b); // Outputs: bool(false)
var_dump($a !== $b); // Outputs: bool(true)


Hope this helps you understand the additional conditional operators available in PHP. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask! Happy coding!

Cheers,
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champlin.bianka

Hey there,

Glad to see this question about PHP conditional operators! In addition to the ones mentioned previously, I want to introduce you to the "greater than or equal to" (>=) and "less than or equal to" (<=) operators. These operators allow you to compare values while considering equality as well.

These operators are quite handy in situations where you need to check if a value is either greater than or equal to another value, or less than or equal to it.

Here's a quick example to demonstrate their usage:

php
$num1 = 5;
$num2 = 10;
$num3 = 10;

var_dump($num1 >= $num2); // Outputs: bool(false)
var_dump($num2 >= $num3); // Outputs: bool(true)
var_dump($num1 <= $num2); // Outputs: bool(true)
var_dump($num2 <= $num3); // Outputs: bool(true)


As you can see, the greater than or equal to operator (>=) checks if the left operand is greater than or equal to the right operand. Similarly, the less than or equal to operator (<=) checks if the left operand is less than or equal to the right operand.

I hope this provides you with more insight into the conditional operators available in PHP. Let me know if you have any further questions or need clarification!

Happy coding!
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