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PHP Enhancing a Simple PHP Application Refactoring the Codebase Manipulating an Array

This question has turned me upside down, please help me.

This block of code creates an array of ice cream flavors and displays them in ascending order. The owner of the ice cream shop would like this order changed so that the flavors are displayed in descending order instead, starting with Cookie Dough first and Jalapeno So Spicy last. Leave the $flavors array itself in the same order, but modify something else in this code block to achieve that.

index.php
<?php

$flavors = array(
        "Jalapeno So Spicy",
        "Avocado Chocolate",
        "Peppermint",
        "Vanilla",
        "Cake Batter",
        "Cookie Dough"
    );
$array_reverse = array_reverse($flavors);
?>

<ul>
<?php

    $list_html = "";
    foreach(array_reverse($flavors) as $flavor) {
        $list_html = $list_html . "<li>";
        $list_html = $list_html . $flavor;
        $list_html = $list_html . "</li>";
    }
    echo $list_html;

?>
</ul>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Codin - Codesmite
Codin - Codesmite
8,600 Points

Simply adding "array_reverse()" to your foreach will do.

<html>
<body>
<?php

$flavors = array(
        "Jalapeno So Spicy",
        "Avocado Chocolate",
        "Peppermint",
        "Vanilla",
        "Cake Batter",
        "Cookie Dough"
    );

?>
<ul>
<?php

    $list_html = "";
    foreach(array_reverse($flavors) as $flavor) {
        $list_html = $list_html . "<li>";
        $list_html = $list_html . $flavor;
        $list_html = $list_html . "</li>";
    }
    echo $list_html;

?>
</ul>
</body>
</html>