ArrayObject::exchangeArray

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0)

ArrayObject::exchangeArrayExchange the array for another one.

Description

public array ArrayObject::exchangeArray ( mixed $input )

Exchange the current array with another array or object.

Parameters

input

The new array or object to exchange with the current array.

Return Values

Returns the old array.

Examples

Example #1 ArrayObject::exchangeArray() example

<?php
// Array of available fruits
$fruits = array("lemons" => 1"oranges" => 4"bananas" => 5"apples" => 10);
// Array of locations in Europe
$locations = array('Amsterdam''Paris''London');

$fruitsArrayObject = new ArrayObject($fruits);

// Now exchange fruits for locations
$old $fruitsArrayObject->exchangeArray($locations);
print_r($old);
print_r($fruitsArrayObject);

?>

The above example will output:

Array
(
    [lemons] => 1
    [oranges] => 4
    [bananas] => 5
    [apples] => 10
)
ArrayObject Object
(
    [0] => Amsterdam
    [1] => Paris
    [2] => London
)

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Dmitri Snytkine
4 years ago
It seems that input array is always passed by reference.
For example if you have an existing array
$array with some values
then you have an arrayobject $o
and then you do this:
$o->exchangeArray($array);
$o->offsetSet('somekey', 'some value');

Now if you check your $array array, it will have
a key 'somekey' with value of 'some value'

I totally did not expect that, I am sure it was a mistake to pass array by reference by default.
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