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Default Scope of array

Do array elements have a default scope? I thought they might be global because in one of my functions I could only access them through $GLOBALS['array']['key']. But if they were global, I would expect to be able to access the array elements within the function by simply using $array['key'] - but this didn't work.

So what's the actual scope of an array element?

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An array element has the same scope as the array variable itself.

If you're in function scope, you need to either use the $GLOBALS superglobal array or the 'global' keyword to import global variables into function scope.


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