"php function flags, how?" Answer’s


Flags must be powers of 2 in order to bitwise-or together properly.

define("FLAG_A", 0x1);
define("FLAG_B", 0x2);
define("FLAG_C", 0x4);
function test_flags($flags) {
  if ($flags & FLAG_A) echo "A";
  if ($flags & FLAG_B) echo "B";
  if ($flags & FLAG_C) echo "C";
test_flags(FLAG_B | FLAG_C); # Now the output will be BC

Using hexadecimal notation for the constant values makes no difference to the behavior of the program, but is one idiomatic way of emphasizing to programmers that the values compose a bit field. Another would be to use shifts: 1<<0, 1<<1, 1<<2, &c.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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