I've been working on
PHP for some time but today when I saw this it came as new to me:
if(preg_match('/foo.*bar/','foo is a bar')): echo 'success '; echo 'foo comes before bar'; endif;
To my surprise it also runs without error. Can anyone enlighten me?
Thanks to all :)
That style of syntax is more commonly used when embedding in HTML, especially for template/display logic. When embedded this way, it's a little easier to read than the curly braces syntax.
The verbose end tags make it a little easier to keep track of nested code blocks, although it's still mostly personal preference.