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func_get_arg — Return an item from the argument list


mixed func_get_arg ( int $arg_num )

Gets the specified argument from a user-defined function's argument list.

This function may be used in conjunction with func_get_args() and func_num_args() to allow user-defined functions to accept variable-length argument lists.



The argument offset. Function arguments are counted starting from zero.

Return values

Returns the specified argument, or FALSE on error.


Generates a warning if called from outside of a user-defined function, or if arg_num is greater than the number of arguments actually passed.


Example#1 func_get_arg() example

function foo()
$numargs func_num_args();
"Number of arguments: $numargs<br />\n";
     if (
$numargs >= 2) {
"Second argument is: " func_get_arg(1) . "<br />\n";

foo (123);


Note: Because this function depends on the current scope to determine parameter details, it cannot be used as a function parameter. If you must pass this value, assign the results to a variable, and pass the variable.

Note: This function returns a copy of the passed arguments only, and does not account for default (non-passed) arguments.