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array_shift — Returns the first element of the array and removes the element from the array.


mixed array_shift(array);
array array: Array to be shortened


First element of an array; NULL on failure or if the array is empty


This function pulls the first element off the array and returns it, while shortening the array by the first element and moving all other elements down by one.

Used with array_push() , this function can make an array act in FIFO (first-in-first-out) fashion.


This function directly alters the array passed to it.



See also

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


Example 31. Pop an element from the beginning of an array

$arr1 = array("one", "two", "three", "four");
echo "First element was: ", array_shift($arr1), "\n";
echo "Current array: ", implode(", ", $arr1);

First element was: one
Current array: two, three, four

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