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One line conversion table

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Msg#: 4531611 posted 3:42 am on Dec 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have numbers representing strings that I would like to convert back into their strings.

Right now I am using:

$sense = array('', 'sight', 'hearing', 'touch', 'smell', 'taste');
echo $sense[$number]; // 3 => touch

I do not use the $sense array anywhere else and I have several one-time use arrays like this.

Is there some super awesome function that I can use to turn this into a one liner to help declutter my code? I do not need to use arrays if there is something more appropriate.



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Msg#: 4531611 posted 6:57 pm on Dec 31, 2012 (gmt 0)

You could write your own I suppose. Pass in the array name and the number and return your value. Something like ...
function getMyString($array, $number) 
if (isset($GLOBALS[$array][$number])) {
return $GLOBALS[$array][$number];
return false; // handle non-existent value

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