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Bug #13353 function calling causes error with varable
Submitted: 2001-09-17 16:26 UTC Modified: 2001-09-17 17:30 UTC
From: knightemu at yahoo dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Variables related
PHP Version: 4.0.4pl1 OS: win 98 box
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-09-17 16:26 UTC] knightemu at yahoo dot com
I am not sure if this is a bug or php is just not built to handle something like this, but when i call a function like this:

function EchoContent($BarName="Error",$body="error.inc",$topheight="100",$width=$menuwidth){

it causes an error! you cant assign a variable within the function call.

i would have to re-do it like this for it not to cause an error. 

function EchoContent($BarName="Error",$body="error.inc",$topheight="100",$width="100"){

I am sure you can see the benefits of using the top version.

     Knight

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 [2001-09-17 16:30 UTC] rasmus@php.net
Variable default values are not supported.  A workaround would be to assign it a bogus value and check for that in your function.

eg.

    function foo($arg=NULL) {
        if($arg==NULL) $arg = $GLOBALS['str'];
    }
 
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