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<?php $var = "laruence"; $var_dup = $var; debug_zval_dump($var_dup); debug_zval_dump($var); //unset($var); $var_dup=1; debug_zval_dump($var_dup);
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Output for 7.0.0 - 7.1.0, 7.1.7 - 7.2.0
string(8) "laruence" refcount(1) string(8) "laruence" refcount(1) int(1)
Output for 7.1.5 - 7.1.6
string(8) "laruence" refcount(4) string(8) "laruence" refcount(4) int(1)
Output for 5.3.21 - 5.6.28
string(8) "laruence" refcount(3) string(8) "laruence" refcount(3) long(1) refcount(2)