UnkwnTech UnkwnTech -3 years ago 82
PHP Question

Setting Variable Types in PHP

I know that I can do something like

$int = (int)99; //(int) has a maximum or 99


To set the variable
$int
to an integer and give it a value of
99
.

Is there a way to set the type to something like
LongBlob
in MySQL for
LARGE
Integers in PHP?

Answer Source

No. PHP does what is called automatic type conversion.

In your example

$int = (int)123;

the "(int)" just assures that at that exact moment 123 will be handled as an int.

I think your best bet would be to use a class to provide some sort of type safety.

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