Php – What’s the best way to get the last element of an array without deleting it

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Ok,

I know all about array_pop(), but that deletes the last element. What's the best way to get the last element of an array without deleting it?

EDIT: Here's a bonus:

$array = array('a' => 'a', 'b' => 'b', 'c' => 'c');

or even

$array = array('a', 'b', 'c', 'd');
unset($array[2]);
echo $array[sizeof($array) - 1]; // Output: PHP Notice:  Undefined offset:  2 in - on line 4

Best Solution

Try

$myLastElement = end($yourArray);

To reset it (thanks @hopeseekr):

 reset($yourArray);

Link to manual

@David Murdoch added: $myLastElement = end(array_values($yourArray));// and now you don't need to call reset(). On E_STRICT this produces the warning

Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference

Thanks o_O Tync and everyone!