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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 11:04:00 AM
By: Benjamin Richter (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility: PHP 4.0
Views: 4100
     Code reads an array and writes array's php code to a file.
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// Name: array-to-file
// Description:Code reads an array and writes array's php code to a file.
// By: Benjamin Richter (from psc cd)
// Inputs:array_to_file($array array,$arrayname string,$filename string)
// Returns:none (writes file)
// Assumes:n/a
// Side Effects:n/a

 /* Array to File */
 function __process_array($array,$indent)
 $ret_str = "";
 $first = true;
 foreach ($array as $key => $value)
if (!$first) 
$ret_str .= ",\n";
$first = false;
$ret_str .= str_repeat(" ",$indent);
if (is_array($value)) 
$ret_str .= "'$key' => array(\n".__process_array($value,$indent+5)."\n".str_repeat(" ",$indent).")";
elseif (is_string($value))
$ret_str .= "'$key' => '$value'";
elseif (is_int($value))
$ret_str .= "'$key' => $value";
elseif (is_bool($value))
$ret_str .= "'$key' => ".($value?"true":"false");
 return $ret_str;
 function array_to_file($array,$name,$filename)
 $file_str = "<?\n $"."$name = array(\n";
 $file_str .= __process_array($array,6);	
 $file_str .= "\n );\n?>";
 $file = fopen($filename,"w");

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