I have an unusual use-case I'm trying to code for. The goal is this: I want the customer to be able to provide a string, such as:
"cars.honda.civic = On"
Using this string, my code will set a value as follows:
$data['cars']['honda']['civic'] = 'On';
It's easy enough to tokenize the customer input as such:
$token = explode("=",$input);
$value = trim($token);
$path = trim($token);
$exploded_path = explode(".",$path);
But now, how do I use $exploded path to set the array without doing something nasty like an eval?