PHP Magic Constants __LINE__ And __FILE__

Going through the php document I came across magic constant __LINE__.

-What this contants does?
returns the current Line No. of the file.

-How we can use this constant in development?
I started using this function for most of the debugging purposes. I simply append it with my echo messages. So when I need to go to code, I can directly go the same line.

I more magical constant I used along with __LINE__ of __FILE__. __FILE__ gives the name of the current script file name.

These two functions reduced 20% of my debugging time.

Example :

// Returns the line number of file
echo __LINE__;

Output : 21

// Returns the line number and full file name…..
echo __LINE__.of.__FILE__;

Otuput :

23 of /opt/lampp/htdocs/demos/demo.php

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