It’s available in PHP 4, 5, and 7.
require( string $file );
This construct loads the specified file if that file exists. Unlike
include, if the file does not exist, then a fatal
E_COMPILE_ERROR error is thrown, which will halt the program from continuing.
The path can be omitted. In this case, PHP will search in the same directory for the file.
If the path is provided, whether it’s an absolute or relative path, PHP searches based upon that path.
The code contained within the loaded file will inherit the local variable scope on the line where it’s loaded.
- The file to be loaded.
This function does not return anything.
You get WET when you swim. Stay DRY when you code.
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