Echo vs. Print in PHP


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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 print
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.

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