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array_popPop the element off the end of array


array_pop ( array &$array ) : mixed

array_pop() pops and returns the value of the last element of array, shortening the array by one element.

Note: This function will reset() the array pointer of the input array after use.



The array to get the value from.

Return Values

Returns the value of the last element of array. If array is empty (or is not an array), NULL will be returned.


This function will produce an error of level E_WARNING when called on a non-array.


Example #1 array_pop() example

= array("orange""banana""apple""raspberry");
$fruit array_pop($stack);

After this, $stack will have only 3 elements:

    [0] => orange
    [1] => banana
    [2] => apple

and raspberry will be assigned to $fruit.

See Also

  • array_push() - Push one or more elements onto the end of array
  • array_shift() - Shift an element off the beginning of array
  • array_unshift() - Prepend one or more elements to the beginning of an array

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