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How can I print console/log messages during development?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by rhodes, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. rhodes

    rhodes Active Member

    I use eclipse and a local apache webserver (xampp) for further development of my xf forum. Sometimes it would be very helpful to print current values of php vars/arrays while some xf scripts are executed.
    Unfortunately I don't know how I can do this. Can I ?
    Regards, rhodes
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There's a few ways.

    You may want to look at

    They will only accept strings, however if you want to dump arrays and other types of data besides strings, you may want to look at running the error/message you're logging through this before using either of the above:
    thedude, HWS and Jake B. like this.
  3. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    You also can use an IDE like Zend Studio or PHPstorm where you can take a look at all variables live during the scripts execution.

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