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#1 utahcon

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 07:53 PM

I have seen in some code I am looking at the @ symbol before the function name.

What is the purpose of this?

#2 Barand

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:00 PM

It stops errors being reported if something goes pear-shaped.

Use with care, and only if you are handling error situations yourself, otherwise you won't know when and why something isn't working.
If you are still using mysql_ functions, STOP! Use mysqli_ or PDO. The longer you leave it the more you will have to rewrite.

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