in reply to What the heck does $|++; do?

while others have touched on this, I'd like to add to it. It seems to me that there is almost no good reason to set autoflush in this manner. More then likely the person who wrote it this way was either c&p from other code, or just learned to do it this way. I's say that unless you have a very special reason for doing so, you should stay away from this format at all costs.

I'm not saying anything that hasn't been mentioned already