function_exists — Determines whether a function is
TRUE if the function exists; FALSE otherwise
function_exists() is used to determine whether the
given function is defined in the current PHP environment.
PHP Version: 3.0.7+, 4+
Example 384. Find out whether
a function exists
$function_name = 'get_big_raise';
if (function_exists ($function_name))
print "Function <tt>$function_name</tt> exists (and there was much rejoicing).";
print "Function <tt>$function_name</tt> does not exist.";
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