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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Listing and Sorting Inventory Items Displaying Item Details

Aaron Uusitalo
Aaron Uusitalo
4,229 Points

why not just use "Books" in our conditional as opposed to "books" rather than having to call strtolower function?

Is this a best practice, or is it included just to give us exposure to the build-in function?

Since a string is going to be hard coded in the conditional, why not go the simpler route?

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pups pups
pups pups
1,854 Points

i think it's because in real life, arrays/data can be constructed in a weird way. it would be easier to match a data like for example: "bookCategoryForKids" to all converted characters to lower/capital one.