EChan42 EChan42 - 7 months ago 10
PHP Question

"->" or "=>" in PHP

I find myself using

->
and
=>
in different scenarios while programming in PHP and I would like to know the difference between these two operators.

Two examples would be:

Cache::section('group')->put('key', $value);


and

return Response::json(array('key' => 'value'));


Just for reference I'll state I use Laravel as my framework.

Answer

http://php.net/manual/en/language.operators.php

=> adds key => value into an array. -> calls method on object or gets object property.