Asked • 06/05/19

What is the difference between public, private, and protected in PHP?

When and why should I use `public`, `private`, and `protected` functions and variables inside a class? What is the difference between them? Examples: // Public public $variable; public function doSomething() { // ... } // Private private $variable; private function doSomething() { // ... } // Protected protected $variable; protected function doSomething() { // ... }

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Jacob C. answered • 09/30/19

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