Some data, such as mathematical constants, never change. Take, for example, π. It’s aproximately equal to
3.14 and it can’t change.
Such data is usually stored in constants.
<?php const PI = 3.14; print_r(PI); // => 3.14
The syntax of creating a constant is different from that of a variable. It starts with the key word
const and the name of the constant. The dollar sign is ommited. Then we assign to it the desired value. The convention tells us to name constant in upper case with an underscore
_ as a separator. A constant can be used in any expression in the same way as a variable. The only limitation is that a constant can’t be changed, which sounds quite logical.
PHP has different inbuilt constants that can be used anytime in a program. Here are some of them:
PHP_VERSION— the current PHP version
PHP_MAXPATHLEN— the maximum supported length of file names
PHP_INT_MAX— the maximum value of integers
Create the constant
DRAGONS_BORN_COUNT and assign to it number 3 - the number of dragons Daenerys has.
Constant — a way to store information and give it a name to be reused in code later; unlike variables, constants can’t be changed
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