Laravel ships with a good number of laravel helpers, which not only make the job easy but also make the code clean and more readable. Two of those laravel helpers are

  • filled: bool
  • blank: bool

As the name suggests, they check if the string is filled or blank and returns a bool.

$string = "";

filled($string); // false

blank($string); // true

The limitation of these helpers was, that they were not supported by the Stringable. So, if we created a string with a Stringable method (str()) it won't work because the str method returns a stringable object rather than the string itself.

But thanks to Stefan R., in his contribution made the update.
Here is the link to PR

filled(str('FooBar ')); //true

blank(str('  ')); //true

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