ArrayAccess: Treat Your Object Like an Array

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  • 0:07
    Let's do something else that's not possible.
  • 0:11
    battleResult is an object. But use your imagination.
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    Its only real job is to hold these 3 properties.
  • 0:20
    Plus it does have 1 extra method, is there is a winner?
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    But for the most part, it's kind of a glorified associative array.
  • 0:29
    Let's get crazy and treat the object like an array.
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    Say battleResults, ['winningShip', -> getName].
  • 0:38
    That shouldn't work, but let's refresh and try it.
  • 0:45
    Oh, yes, cannot use object of type Model/BattleResult as an array.
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    It's right, we're breaking the rules.
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ArrayAccess: Treat Your Object Like an Array


In this tutorial, learn how to use PHP's built-in interface ArrayAccess and when you might want to use it.

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