How can I take a list and make each row a value in an array?

If you have a text file that looks like this :

john|orange|cow
sam|green|goat
mick|red|dragon
Each line can magically be an element in the array using the PHP file()
function, like so :

$lines = file('info.txt');

print $lines[0]; // john|orange|cow
print $lines[1]; // sam|green|goat
print $lines[2]; // mick|red|dragon

Using explode() will help seperate the lines by the seperator, which in
this case is a '|' , the following will loop through the text file,
explode each line and print out the given parts. We're assuming that
the text file (info.txt) has this format :

name|color|animal
name|color|animal
name|color|animal



In the above, we could replace:

$p = explode('|', $line);

With:

list($name, $color, $animal) = explode('|', $line);

To create/define more _friendly_ variables to play with.

Related manual entries are as follows :

explode -- Split a string by string
http://www.php.net/manual/function.explode.php

foreach
http://www.php.net/manual/control-structures.foreach.php

file -- Reads entire file into an array
http://www.php.net/manual/function.file.php

II. Array Functions
http://www.php.net/manual/ref.array.php

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