Echo vs. Print in PHP
Echo() and Print() are not functions but language constructs in PHP. They are both used to output strings and there are very minor differences between echo and print in PHP.
|Echo (PHP)||Print (PHP)|
|Parameters||echo can take more than one parameter when used without parentheses. The syntax is echo expression [ expression[ expression] … ]. Note that echo ($arg1 $arg2) is invalid.||Print only takes one parameter.|
|Return value||Echo does not return any value||Print always returns 1 (integer)|
|Syntax||void echo ( string $arg1 [ string $… ] )||Int print ( string $arg )|
|What is it?||In PHP echo is not a function but a language construct.||In PHP print is not a really function but a language construct. However it behaves like a function in that it returns a value.|