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    dynamic strings

    Is it possible to use php to create a string from a name in a file?

    For example.
    In a .txt file are the words: "fish" "cat" and "dog" (and a lot more which are unknown to me)
    I then want to load a page which takes those words and translates them into strings, and then assign values to the new strings.

    So for example "fish" becomes "$fish" and has a value of "55"

    Is this possible? And what would the code be?
    I've tried to make a string using something like the following, but that didn't work.
    PHP Code:
    <?
    $name="wow";
    $begin="$";
    $newvariable=($begin+$name);
    $stringvalue="55";
    $newvariable=$newvariable."=".$stringvalue;
    // gives $newvariable = "$wow=55"
    echo ??????;
    ?>
    How do I turn the contents of $newvariable into the string $wow ?
    Thnx
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    if($user["nice"] === TRUE) { give_possible_solution($problem);}
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    Code:
    $name="wow";
    $value=55;
    
    $evalstring="$".$name."=".$value.";";
    
    eval($evalstring);
    
    print $wow;
    Bittersweet web development.

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    /me feels stupid.
    Why didn't I think of eval()
    Thank you
    <?php function reply_to_thread($user,$problem=NULL) {
    if($user["nice"] === TRUE) { give_possible_solution($problem);}
    else { exec($user,'code_fail',undefined); }
    return TRUE; } ?>

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