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Bug #19980 Static method call from non-statiic method fails.
Submitted: 2002-10-18 10:07 UTC Modified: 2003-01-02 18:37 UTC
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: xczimi at sztaki dot hu Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 4.2.3 OS: Win2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-10-18 10:07 UTC] xczimi at sztaki dot hu
when calling B::procSave from $a->procSave() the $this keeps linked to $a.

The code:

class A {
  function A() {}
  function procSave() {
    echo "A";
    if(isset($this)) echo "y"; else echo "n";

class B {
  function B() {}
  function procSave() {
    echo "B";
    if(isset($this)) echo "y"; else echo "n";

$a = new A();
$b = new B();




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 [2002-10-18 10:26 UTC]
And the output is?
 [2002-10-18 10:31 UTC] xczimi at sztaki dot hu
 [2002-10-18 15:43 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on how to report
a bug at
 [2002-10-18 19:46 UTC]
This came up on ZE2 list also, people seem to have a need for this. Please participate there.
 [2002-10-21 03:34 UTC] xczimi at sztaki dot hu
The example on the manual is correct, but here, the class A and the class B do not extend each other (they donot know anything about each other logically), so I do not think in a function of B the $this may be an object of class A.

Where can I find ZE2 list?
 [2002-10-21 11:41 UTC]
Reclassified. I guess ZE2 will solve this?

 [2002-12-08 17:12 UTC]
Please try the latest ZE2 cvs and see if the problem still exists.
 [2003-01-02 18:37 UTC]
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