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SplFileObject::__toStringReturns the current line as a string


public SplFileObject::__toString(): string

This method will return the current line as a string.


This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns the current line as a string.


Version Description
8.1.14, 8.2.1 Changed from an alias of SplFileObject::fgets() to an implementation of SplFileObject::current() which returns a CSV string when the SplFileObject::READ_CSV flag is set.
7.2.19, 7.3.6 Changed from an alias of SplFileObject::current() to an alias of SplFileObject::fgets().

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4 years ago
Please note that the __toString() method is just an alias, as pointed out above, and that THAT method may return an array instead of a string. So in effect you might call a __toString() and expect a string, but instead receive an array.
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