(PHP 4 >= 4.0.5)

is_scalar --  Finds whether a variable is a scalar


bool is_scalar ( mixed var)

is_scalar() returns TRUE if the variable given by the var parameter is a scalar, otherwise it returns FALSE.

Scalar variables are those containing an integer, float, string or boolean. Types array, object and resource or not scalar.

function show_var($var) {
    if (is_scalar($var)) {
        echo $var;
    } else {
$pi = 3.1416;
$proteins = array("hemoglobin", "cytochrome c oxidase", "ferredoxin");

// prints: 3.1416

// prints:
// array(3) {
//   [0]=>
//   string(10) "hemoglobin"
//   [1]=>
//   string(20) "cytochrome c oxidase"
//   [2]=>
//   string(10) "ferredoxin"
// }

Замечание: is_scalar() does not consider resource type values to be scalar as resources are abstract datatypes which are currently based on integers. This implementation detail should not be relied upon, as it may change.

See also is_bool(), is_numeric(), is_float(), is_int(), is_real(), is_string(), is_object(), is_array(), and is_integer().