So earlier today I was working on a Facebook App and wanted to use “partials” in a similar fashion as Symfony’s partials. At this point, I realized I had no idea how Symfony placed variables into the current execution scope when you do things like
include_partial("somePartial", array("foo" => $foo, "bar" => $bar));
A bit of digging led me to the extract() function in PHP.
From the documentation, “extract — Import variables into the current symbol table from an array”.