Anonymous Self-Executing Functions in JavaScript and PHP

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I’ve used the anonymous self-executing paradigm a few times in JavaScript over the years. Something like this:

(function() {
  console.log('So running. Much anonymous.');

Then I started thinking - can I do the same thing in PHP (not a question of should, a question of can!) Turns out, you can still do it - just a different method of self-execution is required:

call_user_func(function() {
  print "Oy - even PHP!";

That’s it for today!

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