Last Updated on: October 23, 2022
This shorthand syntax is a nice and simple way to increase or decrease an integer variable by 1:
$i = 17; $i++; echo $i; // prints "18"
And for subtracting:
$i = 88; $i--; echo $i; // prints "87"
You may know this already, but there is a bit more to these operators when working with strings that you might not be aware of:
$s = 'A'; $s++; echo $s; // Output: B
It gets even more interesting…
$s = 'E1'; $s++; echo $s; // Output: E2 $s = 'E9'; $s++; echo $s; // Output: D1 $s = 'E09'; $s++; echo $s; // Output: E10
See more examples in the PHP Manual page.
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