This tutorial will add up two values that have been entered within the web page, I am going to use the web page functional aspects rather than the command line interface because php is mainly used within websites.
The web page itself is using a form tag, this form tag allows for the web page to post data back to the server, where the php will use the posts ($_POST) array ( [
The source code is
<?php $value1 = $_POST['value1']; $value2 = $_POST['value2']; ?> <html> <title>PHP - Add two numbers</title> <body> <form action="addtwonumbers.php" method="post"> <input type="text" name="value1" value="0" /> <input type="text" name="value2" value="0" /> <input type="submit" value="Calculate values"/> </form> Answer : <?php echo ($value1 + $value2); ?> </body> </html>
if you save that as addtwonumbers.php within the php website configured directory and then open up that page via a web browser (e.g. http://localhost/addtwonumbers.php, localhost means the local pc, just like 127.0.0.1 is the local ring e.g the pc itself to talk to itself via an IP).
Just for completeness, this is the command line interface code.
<?php echo "Please enter value 1 : "; fscanf(STDIN, "%d\n", $value1); // reads number from STDIN standard input echo "Please enter value 2 : "; fscanf(STDIN, "%d\n", $value2); echo "Answer : " .($value1 + $value2) . "\n"; ?>