1 common.inc debug($data, $label = NULL, $print_r = FALSE)

Outputs debug information.

The debug information is passed on to trigger_error() after being converted to a string.


$data: Data to be output.

$label: Label to prefix the data.

$print_r: Flag to switch between print_r() and var_export() for data conversion to string. Set $print_r to TRUE when dealing with a recursive data structure as var_export() will generate an error.


core/includes/common.inc, line 8740
Common functions that many Backdrop modules will need to reference.


function debug($data, $label = NULL, $print_r = FALSE) {
  // Print $data contents to string.
  $string = check_plain($print_r ? print_r($data, TRUE) : var_export($data, TRUE));

  // Display values with pre-formatting to increase readability.
  $string = '<pre>' . $string . '</pre>';

  trigger_error(trim($label ? "$label: $string" : $string));