(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)
array_fill — Fill an array with values
Fills an array with num entries of the value of the value parameter, keys starting at the start_index parameter.
The first index of the returned array. Supports non-negative indexes only.
Number of elements to insert
Value to use for filling
Returns the filled array
Throws a E_WARNING if num is less than one.
Example #1 array_fill() example
$a = array_fill(5, 6, 'banana');
$b = array_fill(-2, 2, 'pear');
The above example will output:
Array (  => banana  => banana  => banana  => banana  => banana  => banana ) Array ( [-2] => pear  => pear )
See also the Arrays section of manual for a detailed explanation of negative keys.