Built-in Functions

PHP comes standard with many functions and constructs. There are also functions that require specific PHP extensions compiled in, otherwise fatal "undefined function" errors will appear. For example, to use image functions such as imagecreatetruecolor(), PHP must be compiled with GD support. Or, to use mysql_connect(), PHP must be compiled with MySQL support. There are many core functions that are included in every version of PHP, such as the string and variable functions. A call to phpinfo() or get_loaded_extensions() will show which extensions are loaded into PHP