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Finally, file streams, and deferred execution in PHP

02-06-2016

Frank De Jonge explains how the finally statement can be used in PHP. finally was added in PHP 5.5, but isn't used a lot. This is the first time I see a real interesting use-case for it.

In PHP we can handle exceptions using try/catch blocks. In PHP 5.5 the finally block was added to this group. This group is executed regardless of which catch block handles a given exception.

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