Question by Chords
Depending on which error reporting I set, my web app either works or displays a ton of errors. I was under the impression I didn’t need to initiate variables in PHP but setting the second error reporting seems to require it. What is going here? Should I go through and initiate all my variables?
error_reporting(E_ALL ^ E_NOTICE); error_reporting(E_ALL | E_STRICT);
Answer by todofixthis
You are asking about whether to suppress the warning for uninitialized variables, but the code you are posting suppresses ALL
E_NOTICE warnings. This is not quite the same thing, but it’s as close as you can get directly to what you’re asking; there is no way to suppress only uninitialized variable notices.
In a way, notices are possibly the most important warning/error messages of all because they point out potential logic errors, which are among the most difficult to identify and fix.
Given your options:
- Suppress ALL
- Fix all uninitialized variables in your code.
I would recommend going with #2. It’s more work upfront, but a well-timed
E_NOTICE might just save you a whole mess of trouble one day.
Answer by Starx
You will receive a
notice error, if you reference an identifier before they were initialised.
echo $variable; // is referencing to $variable which is not set before echo $arrayname['indexname'] // it is also referencing to indexname item of array, // if not found it will index another notice error
So, make sure you declare an identifier/variable before you reference it on our code, and you will be safe.