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PHP Enhancing a Simple PHP Application Paginating a List: Controller Coding the get_products_count Function

Fewer LInes

Why can't I just have one line in the function, rather than having to create a new array, populate it, and then count the elements? Such as: return count(get_products_all());

3 Answers

Ah, code challenges are very specific in what they're looking for. I prefer your answer!

Hampton Paulk might be able to update this answer, or maybe explain why it's a little long winded.

Tom is right, your code is smaller for sure. The code challenges are very picky, testing you in the way it was taught. I understand the frustration for sure.

This was on a code challenge. The single line was not accepted, but the three lines were. It is a function to get the count of the number of elements in an array. This is my code from Mike's store, I think the code challenge used $flavors but it is the same thing.

function get_products_count() {
    $products = array();
    $products = get_products_all();
    return count($products);


function get_products_count() {
     return count(get_products_all()); 

If you can replace the code with one simpler, more readable line, then make it happen!

Unless there's a good reason that these variables have to be defined regardless. What's the original function?