Why to check both isset() and !empty() function in PHP ?
The isset() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which checks whether a variable is set and is not NULL. This function also checks if a declared variable, array or array key has null value, if it does, isset() returns false, it returns true in all other possible cases.
bool isset( $var, mixed )
Parameters: This function accepts more than one parameters. The first parameter of this function is $var. This parameter is used to store the value of variable.
0 is set with isset function array is not set.
The empty() function is a language construct to determine whether the given variable is empty or NULL. The !empty() function is the negation or complement of empty() function. The empty() function is considerably equal to !isset() function and !empty() function is equal to isset() function.
0 is considered empty 1 is considered set
Reason to check both function:
The isset() and !empty() functions are similar and both will return the same results. But the only difference is !empty() function will not generate any warning or e-notice when the variable does not exists. It is enough to use either of the function. By incorporating both functions in a program causes time lapse and unnecessary memory usage.
0 is set with isset function 1 is set with !empty function