Constant

Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope
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Const or constant is data or a value that does not change in a specified amount of time, unlike a variable. For example, in a PHP script, when a constant is defined, it remains the same throughout the script. Below is an example of how you'd define and use a constant.

define ('EXAMPLE', 'There is hope!\n');
echo 'Is there hope? ', EXAMPLE;

Entering the code above would return "Is there hope? There is hope!" in a PHP page.

Tip

It's common and preferred that constants be created in all uppercase.

Programming terms, Read-only, Static, Variable