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PHP PHP Arrays and Control Structures PHP Conditionals School's Out

Never knew you could combine an if / else and switch together like this.

A shoutout to Alena Holligan for a great example showing an if / else statement and a switch combined.

I have read a few PHP books in the past:

HeadFirst PHP & MySQL

Sitepoint PHP Books

PHP and MYSQL Web Development

PHP Solutions

I have also watched tutorials on Lynda.com, pluralsight.com and tutsplus.com and this is the first time I have seen these combined.

1 Answer

Michael Pacey
Michael Pacey
3,038 Points

You can, although I believe it's not good practice to do so, nesting if statements and switch statements increases reading and program complexity, so if you do a nested if or switch statement it's best to comment it verbosely to ensure another developer can read it easily.