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Difference Between Echo And Print In PHP

Last Updated : Jan 1, 2023

Difference Between Echo And Print In PHP

In this tutorial we will show you the solution of difference between echo and print in PHP, both are inbuilt functions used when values or strings for displays on webpage in php.

Echo can be used with or without parantheses like echo() and echo. Echo does not return any value.

We can pass multiple strings separated by a comma (,) in echo. The print() function used to output one or more strings.

The print() is not a real function, it’s a language construct. There is no need to use parantheses with its argument list.

Step By Step Guide On Difference Between Echo And Print In PHP :-

Here we display same sentence using echo and print. Echo and print are more or less the same.

They are both used to output data to the screen. The differences are small. Echo has no return value while print has a return value of 1 so it can be used in expressions.

Echo can take multiple parameters while print can take one argument. Echo is marginally faster than print. So the usage will depends on your program.

Print $val;
echo "hello";
  1. A php script can be placed anywhere in the document. A php script starts with <?php and end with ?>.
  2. The default file extension for php files is “.php” and php statements end with ‘;’ semicolon.
  3. In variable ‘$val’ we defined to stored one string ‘hello’ and when declaring a variable in php we must write ‘$’ symbol before variable name.
  4. We can use any other strings also for this program not mandatory to use same as above program and not only string we can use echo or print for display integers also.
  5. Using print statement we displayed variable $val value on the browser webpage same string we displayed using echo statement.
  6. Result on webpage will same word displayed twice as we know earlier both statement has small amount of differ only so its result not affected on webpage.
  7. In php some other print methods also available those are print_r or alertbox these totally different from echo and print statements.
  8. Alertbox is popup type its only when user opens browser the output will display on top of browser box will appear with result. The print_r method is mostly used for print array of values on webpage browser.

Conclusion :-

In conclusion we are able to know how to covert stdclass object to array using php.

When work with php we need to create and process php files at server location and then we need to start the server before execute the program.

When we executing this program on browser it prints same word two times using print and echo statements in php.

We know two more methods also available in php later we will see about clearly for display on webpage browser now here we seen difference between those two methods only.

I hope this tutorial on difference between echo and print in PHP helps you and the steps and method mentioned above are easy to follow and implement.

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