list

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

list把数组中的值赋给一组变量

说明

array list ( mixed $var1 [, mixed $... ] )

array() 一样,这不是真正的函数,而是语言结构。 list() 可以在单次操作内就为一组变量赋值。

Note:

list() 仅能用于数字索引的数组,并假定数字索引从 0 开始。

Warning

PHP 5 里,list() 从最右边的参数开始赋值; PHP 7 里,list() 从最左边的参数开始赋值。

如果你用单纯的变量,不用担心这一点。 但是如果你用了具有索引的数组,通常你期望得到的结果和在 list() 中写的一样是从左到右的,但在 PHP 5 里实际上不是, 它是以相反顺序赋值的。

通常而言,不建议依赖于操作的顺序,在未来可能会再次发生修改。

Warning

list() 执行过程中修改数组(比如使用 list($a, $b) = $b)将会产生不可预知的结果。

参数

var1

一个变量。

返回值

返回指定的数组。

范例

Example #1 list() 例子

<?php

$info 
= array('coffee''brown''caffeine');

// 列出所有变量
list($drink$color$power) = $info;
echo 
"$drink is $color and $power makes it special.\n";

// 列出他们的其中一个
list($drink, , $power) = $info;
echo 
"$drink has $power.\n";

// 或者让我们跳到仅第三个
list( , , $power) = $info;
echo 
"I need $power!\n";

// list() 不能对字符串起作用
list($bar) = "abcde";
var_dump($bar); // NULL
?>

Example #2 list() 用法的一个例子

<table>
 <tr>
  <th>Employee name</th>
  <th>Salary</th>
 </tr>

<?php

$result 
$pdo->query("SELECT id, name, salary FROM employees");
while (list(
$id$name$salary) = $result->fetch(PDO::FETCH_NUM)) {
    echo 
" <tr>\n" .
          
"  <td><a href=\"info.php?id=$id\">$name</a></td>\n" .
          
"  <td>$salary</td>\n" .
          
" </tr>\n";
}


?>

</table>

Example #3 使用嵌套的 list()

<?php

list($a, list($b$c)) = array(1, array(23));

var_dump($a$b$c);

?>
int(1)
int(2)
int(3)

Example #4 在 list() 中使用数组索引

<?php

$info 
= array('coffee''brown''caffeine');

list(
$a[0], $a[1], $a[2]) = $info;

var_dump($a);

?>

产生如下输出(注意单元顺序和 list() 语法中所写的顺序的比较):

Output of the above example in PHP 7:

array(3) {
  [0]=>
  string(6) "coffee"
  [1]=>
  string(5) "brown"
  [2]=>
  string(8) "caffeine"
}

Output of the above example in PHP 5:

array(3) {
  [2]=>
  string(8) "caffeine"
  [1]=>
  string(5) "brown"
  [0]=>
  string(6) "coffee"
}

Example #5 list() 和索引顺序定义

list() 使用 array 索引的顺序和它何时定义无关。

<?php
$foo 
= array(=> 'a''foo' => 'b'=> 'c');
$foo[1] = 'd';
list(
$x$y$z) = $foo;
var_dump($foo$x$y$z);

得到以下输出(注意比较 list() 所写的元素顺序):

array(4) {
  [2]=>
  string(1) "a"
  ["foo"]=>
  string(1) "b"
  [0]=>
  string(1) "c"
  [1]=>
  string(1) "d"
}
string(1) "c"
string(1) "d"
string(1) "a"

参见

  • each() - 返回数组中当前的键/值对并将数组指针向前移动一步
  • array() - 新建一个数组
  • extract() - 从数组中将变量导入到当前的符号表

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User Contributed Notes 16 notes

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Rhamnia Mohamed
1 year ago
Since PHP 7.1, keys can be specified

exemple :
<?php
$array
= ['locality' => 'Tunis', 'postal_code' => '1110'];

list(
'postal_code' => $zipCode, 'locality' => $locality) = $array;

print
$zipCode; // will output 1110
print $locality; // will output Tunis
?>
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grzeniufication
4 years ago
The example showing that:

$info = array('kawa', 'brązowa', 'kofeina');
list($a[0], $a[1], $a[2]) = $info;
var_dump($a);

outputs:
array(3) {
[2]=>
string(8) "kofeina"
[1]=>
string(5) "brązowa"
[0]=>
string(6) "kawa"
}

One thing to note here is that if you define the array earlier, e.g.:
$a = [0, 0, 0];

the indexes will be kept in the correct order:

array(3) {
  [0]=>
  string(4) "kawa"
  [1]=>
  string(8) "brązowa"
  [2]=>
  string(7) "kofeina"
}

Thought that it was worth mentioning.
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grzeniufication
1 year ago
<?php
/**
* It seems you can skip listed values.
* Here's an example to show what I mean.
*
* FYI works just as well with PHP 7.1 shorthand list syntax.
* Tested against PHP 5.6.30, 7.1.5
*/
$a = [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ];

// this is quite normal use case for list
echo "Unpack all values\n";
list(
$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4) = $a;
echo
"$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4\n";
unset(
$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4);

// this is what I mean:
echo "Skip middle\n";
list(
$v1, , , $v4) = $a;
echo
"$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4\n";
unset(
$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4);

echo
"Skip beginning\n";
list( , ,
$v3, $v4) = $a;
echo
"$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4\n";
unset(
$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4);

echo
"Skip end\n";
list(
$v1, $v2, , ) = $a;
echo
"$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4\n";
unset(
$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4);

echo
"Leave middle\n";
list( ,
$v2, $v3, ) = $a;
echo
"$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4\n";
unset(
$v1, $v2, $v3, $v4);
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chris at chlab dot ch
5 years ago
The example states the following:
<?php
// list() doesn't work with strings
list($bar) = "abcde";
var_dump($bar);
// output: NULL
?>

If the string is in a variable however, it seems using list() will treat the string as an array:
<?php
$string
= "abcde";
list(
$foo) = $string;
var_dump($foo);
// output: string(1) "a"
?>
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megan at voices dot com
5 years ago
As noted, list() will give an error if the input array is too short. This can be avoided by array_merge()'ing in some default values. For example:

<?php
$parameter
= 'name';
list(
$a, $b ) = array_merge( explode( '=', $parameter ), array( true ) );
?>

However, you will have to array_merge with an array long enough to ensure there are enough elements (if $parameter is empty, the code above would still error).

An alternate approach would be to use array_pad on the array to ensure its length (if all the defaults you need to add are the same).

<?php
    $parameter
= 'bob-12345';
    list(
$name, $id, $fav_color, $age ) = array_pad( explode( '-', $parameter ), 4, '' );
   
var_dump($name, $id, $fav_color, $age);
/* outputs
string(3) "bob"
string(5) "12345"
string(0) ""
string(0) ""
*/
?>
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carlosv775 at gmail dot com
1 year ago
In PHP 7.1 we can do the following:

<?php
   
[$a, $b, $c] = ['a', 'b', 'c'];
?>

Before, we had to do:

<?php
   
list($a, $b, $c) = ['a', 'b''c'];
?>
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46
svennd
5 years ago
The list() definition won't throw an error if your array is longer then defined list.
<?php

list($a, $b, $c) = array("a", "b", "c", "d");

var_dump($a); // a
var_dump($b); // b
var_dump($c); // c
?>
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26
pemapmodder1970 at gmail dot com
2 years ago
list() can be used with foreach

<?php
$array
= [[1, 2], [3, 4], [5, 6]];

foreach(
$array as list($odd, $even)){
    echo
"$odd is odd; $even is even", PHP_EOL;
}
?>

The output:
===
1 is odd; 2 is even
3 is odd; 4 is even
5 is odd; 6 is even
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contato at tobias dot ws
6 months ago
Since PHP 7.1 the [] may now be used as an alternative to the existing list() syntax:

<?php
[$number, $message] = explode('|', '123|Hello World!');
?>
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john at jbwalker dot com
4 years ago
The list construct seems to look for a sequential list of indexes rather taking elements in sequence. What that obscure statement means is that if you unset an element, list will not simply jump to the next element and assign that to the variable but will treat the missing element as a null or empty variable:

    $test = array("a","b","c","d");
    unset($test[1]);
    list($a,$b,$c)=$test;
    print "\$a='$a' \$b='$b' \$c='$c'<BR>";

results in:
$a='a' $b='' $c='c'

not:
$a='a' $b='c' $c='d'
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2
blazej
1 year ago
From PHP Version 7.1 you can specify keys in list(), or its new shorthand [] syntax. This enables destructuring of arrays with non-integer or non-sequential keys.

<?php
$data
= [
    [
"id" => 1, "name" => 'Tom'],
    [
"id" => 2, "name" => 'Fred'],
];

// list() style
list("id" => $id1, "name" => $name1) = $data[0];

// [] style
["id" => $id1, "name" => $name1] = $data[0];

// list() style
foreach ($data as list("id" => $id, "name" => $name)) {
   
// logic here with $id and $name
}

// [] style
foreach ($data as ["id" => $id, "name" => $name]) {
   
// logic here with $id and $name
}
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anthony dot ossent at live dot fr
2 years ago
a simple example of use to swap two variables :

$a = 'hello';
$b = 'world';

list($a, $b) = [$b, $a];

echo $a . ' ' . $b; //display "world hello"

another example :

function getPosition($x, $y, $z)
{
   // ... some operations like $x++...
   return [$x, $y, $z];
}

list($x, $y, $z) = getPosition($x ,$y, $z);
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Colin Guthrie
3 years ago
If you want use the undefined behaviour as you might expect it e.g. if you want:

  $b = ['a','b']; list($a, $b) = $b;

to result in $a=='a' and $b=='b', then you can just cast $b to an array (even although it already is) to create a copy. e.g.

  $b = ['a','b']; list($a, $b) = (array)$b;

and get the expected results.
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Dean
2 years ago
UNDOCUMENTED BEHAVIOR:

    list($a,$b,$c) = null;

in fact works like:

    $a = null; $b = null; $c = null;

...So correspondingly:

    list($rows[]) = null;

Will increment count($rows), just as if you had executed $rows[] = null;

Watch out for this (for example) when retrieving entire tables from a database, e.g.

    while (list($rows[]) = $mysqlresult->fetch_row());

This will leave an extra 'null' entry as the last element of $rows.
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Mardaneus
3 months ago
Unless you specify keys when using list() it expects the array being fed into it to start at 0.

So having the following code will result in a notice level warning "Undefined offset: 0" and variables not filling as expected

<?php
list($c1, $c2, $c3) = array [1 =>'a', 2 => 'b', 3 => 'c'];

var_dump($c1); // NULL
var_dump($c2); // string(1) "a"
var_dump($c3); // string(1) "b"

?>
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petru at fuxspam dot xtremeweb dot ro
6 months ago
This is something I haven't seen in documentation.

Since PHP 7.1, you can use short-hand list unpacking using square brackets, just like short-hand array declaration:

<?php

$foo
= ['a', 'b', 'c'];

// short-hand array definition
[$a, $b, $c] = $foo;
echo
$a; // displays "a"

// it's same like:
list($x, $y, $z) = $foo;
echo
$x; // displays "a"

?>
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