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Bug #19519 Lost object variables during execution of a register_shutdown_function
Submitted: 2002-09-20 04:20 UTC Modified: 2002-10-06 06:58 UTC
From: natz at bluewin dot ch Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 4.2.3 OS: Windows 2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2002-09-20 04:20 UTC] natz at bluewin dot ch
I'm running php4.2.3 on apache/1.3.24(w2k) as a module.

This are my two classes: (Explanations see below)


class A {
	function init() {
		register_shutdown_function(array(&$this, 'flush'));	
	function flush() {
		if(sizeof($this->logs) > 0) {
			/* Write it to a file */

class B extends A {

	function B($file) {
		$this->file = $file;
	function log($msg) {
		$this->logs[] = $msg;

$d = new B('/path/to/logs/debugger.messages');

$d->log('text one');
$d->log('text ten');


I would like to call the flush()-method on shutdown that the logs could be written to file. So I register it in the init()-method with register_shutdown_function(array(&$this, 'flush')) and the init()-method is called from the constructor of class B.

I expected that the $this->logs array would be available and I could write it to a file.

But the variable was always empty and the sizeof() returns 0. Do I call the flush()-method manually at the end of the script, everything works like expected. Every variable set in the constructor B(), like $this->file, is available in the flush()-method called by the registered shutdown function. Every variable set later does not exist.

Is that a bug? or just misscoding...


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 [2002-10-06 06:58 UTC] natz at bluewin dot ch

there is just a '&' needed:

$d = & new B('/path/to/logs/debugger.messages');
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