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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Wrapping Up The Project Sending The Contact Form Email

Jose Morales-Mendizabal
Jose Morales-Mendizabal
19,175 Points

FYI: PHPMailer methods now begin with a lower case letter.

I was looking at the PHPMailer Library on github (https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer) and I noticed that in the example they give in their github documentation page, the method names are different. The methods now all begin with a lower-case letter. So for example

$mailer->Send() // is now $mailer->send()
$mailer->AddAddress() // is now $mailer->addAddress()
$mailer->MsgHtml() // is now $mailer->msgHTML() 

// and so on.....

In this video Randy is using version 5.2.1 and now, as of late September 2014, PHPMailer is on version 5.2.9 So I assume they changed the casing of their methods at some point during development. Note that properties of the object however still begin with an uppercase letter.

// still the same

$mailer->Subject = "Something";


Just got to this section, and thanks for the FYI. That will definitely help my brain keep the properties and methods just a little more distinct.

8,655 Points

Thank you very much Jose!

1 Answer

William LaMorie
William LaMorie
11,769 Points

While I couldn't find something one way or another about methods, functions in php are non-case sensitive, so it might follow that methods, which are pretty much just class functions are also not case sensitive:

see more at stack overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5643496/are-php-functions-case-sensitive