Happy Birthday PHP Script

When posting happy birthday messages to developers over social media I like to write it in code, just to be geeky. The following code will print the happy birthday song using PHP.

<?php
$string = '';
for ($i = 0; $i < 4; $i++) {
    $string .= "Happy birthday ";
    if ($i != 2) {
        $string .= "to you!\n";
    } else {
        $string .= "dear %s!\n";
    }
}
print sprintf($string, 'name');

This can be easily personalised by just changing the second parameter in the sprintf() function.

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Alternative:

function singHappyBirthday($nm) {
  for ($i = 0; $i < 4; $i++) {
    printf("Happy birthday %s!\n", (2 === $i) ? "dear {$nm}" : "to you");
  }
}
singHappyBirthday('name');

 

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Recursive alternative :P function singHappyBirthday($nm, $i = 0) { printf("Happy birthday %s!\n", (2 === $i) ? "dear {$nm}" : "to you"); return $i === 3 || singHappyBirthday($nm, ++$i); } singHappyBirthday('name');
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Happiest wishes to you on this special day!!!

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Thank for the tips

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<?php

$string = '';

for ($i = 0; $i < 4; $i++) {

    $string .= "Happy birthday ";

    if ($i != 2) {

        $string .= "to you!\n";

    } else {

        $string .= "dear %s!\n";

    }

}

print sprintf($string, 'name');

 

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