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<?php /** * @author: hakre <http://hakre.wordpress.com> * @link http://stackoverflow.com/a/17628617/367456 */ /** * dereference a value and optionally setting its type * * @param mixed $mixed * @param null $type (optional) * * @return mixed $mixed set as $type */ function rettype($mixed, $type = NULL) { $type === NULL || settype($mixed, $type); return $mixed; } $array = Array('status' => 'Figure A. ...'); echo rettype($array, 'object')->status; // prints "Figure A. ..."
Output for 5.3.0 - 5.3.29, 5.4.0 - 5.4.45, 5.5.0 - 5.5.38, 5.6.0 - 5.6.40, 7.0.0 - 7.0.33, 7.1.0 - 7.1.33, 7.2.0 - 7.2.34, 7.3.0 - 7.3.33, 7.4.0 - 7.4.33, 8.0.0 - 8.0.30, 8.1.0 - 8.1.29, 8.2.0 - 8.2.21, 8.3.0 - 8.3.9
Figure A. ...

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