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Request #11836 Require nor Include works inner a class file
Submitted: 2001-07-02 09:39 UTC Modified: 2001-07-02 11:01 UTC
Votes:8
Avg. Score:4.6 ± 0.7
Reproduced:6 of 6 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (16.7%)
Same OS:2 (33.3%)
From: developer at libero dot it Assigned:
Status: Suspended Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: 4.0.4pl1 OS: ms nt 4
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 [2001-07-02 09:39 UTC] developer at libero dot it
Require nor Include works inner a class file.

I have 200+ classes that have a common declaration of variables and methods.
Everytime I need  to modify this declarations I have to modify this 200+ files.

If I could use require or include there I had only one file to modify.

This is the file where I define the class, it's only a LITTLE example:

===== class_test.php =====
<?
class test {
  var $b=0;
  var $c=1;
  function test() { //this is the constructor
    //some code here
  }
  
  include("common_declarations.php"); //same with require
}
?>
========  end  ========


And this is the file where I have the common declarations for 200+ files.

===== common_declarations.php =====
<?
var $common_variable1=1;
function common_method1 () {
  $this->b++;
}
function common_method2 ($p=1) {
  $this->b=$p;
}
//etc....
?>
=====  end  =====

This does not work, the error is:

========
Parse error:  parse error, expecting `T_OLD_FUNCTION' or `T_FUNCTION' or `T_VAR' or
`'}'' 
========

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 [2001-07-02 09:41 UTC] derick@php.net
Not a bug, this was never supposed to work. making this a feature request.

Derick
 [2001-07-02 10:24 UTC] cardinal@php.net
Why don't you move your common variables and methods to a separate class, and have your 200 classes extend it?
 [2001-07-02 10:53 UTC] developer at libero dot it
It's a good idea. 
Thank you.
I still hope that require and include will works innner class declaration in future.
 [2001-07-02 11:01 UTC] cynic@php.net
yes, actual knowledge of the coding technics one uses never did any harm.

I'll leave this suspended as it's a featrue request (and not very likely to get satisfied)
 
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