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Bug #20265 PHPDoc and NULL variables
Submitted: 2002-11-05 13:34 UTC Modified: 2003-04-27 11:14 UTC
From: adam at tux dot appstate dot edu Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: PEAR related
PHP Version: 4.2.3 OS: Red Hat 8.0
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-11-05 13:34 UTC] adam at tux dot appstate dot edu
When using the @param or @var markup and defining a type for a variable, phpdoc gives errors in it's report when the default value for a variable is NULL and it is not designated the "resource" type.  IMHO NULL should be a valid value for any variable type.


 * This is a function
 * @param string $var1 A variable with default=NULL
 * @return string
function foo($var1 = NULL) {
  return $var1;

The above will produce the following in the report:

[function] foo          mismatch

1st parameter type "$var1" does not match the the documented type "string", possible error consider an update to "@param resource $var1 A variable with default=NULL" or "@param resource A variable with default=NULL", the variable name is optional.

I hope this is enough information.



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