array_shift -- Pop an element off the beginning of array


mixed array_shift(array array);

array_shift() shifts the first value of the array off and returns it, shortening the array by one element and moving everything down.

Example 1. array_shift() example

$args = array("-v", "-f");
$opt = array_shift($args);
This would result in $args having one element "-f" left, and $opt being "-v".

See also array_unshift(), array_push(), and array_pop().

Note: This function was added in PHP 4.0.