I'm currently working on a PHP project and I came across the concept of method overloading. I've heard about it in other programming languages, but I'm not quite sure if it can be achieved in PHP classes.
So, what exactly is method overloading? As far as I understand, it refers to the ability of a class to have multiple methods with the same name but different parameters or return types.
In languages like Java or C++, method overloading allows us to create more versatile and flexible code. We can create a single method name and reuse it for different tasks, depending on the parameters passed. However, I'm not certain if the same concept applies to PHP.
If method overloading exists in PHP, how does it work? Can I define multiple methods with the same name but varying argument lists or even different return types within a PHP class?
Any guidance or clarification on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!