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Bug #20338 isset does not work with referenced objects like ->
Submitted: 2002-11-10 09:03 UTC Modified: 2002-11-10 09:06 UTC
From: ewvea3dgc7001 at sneakemail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Variables related
PHP Version: 4.2.3 OS: Redhat 7.2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2002-11-10 09:03 UTC] ewvea3dgc7001 at sneakemail dot com
The following code produces an error

if ( isset($adodbobject->Fields('myresult') ) ) { // do something }

PHP throws an error ( not warning ) saying:
Parse error: parse error, expecting `','' or `')'' in /path/to/index.php on
line 45

However, when I modify the isset to  look like this:

$_q = $adodbobject->Fields('myresult');
if ( isset($_q) ) { // do something }

It works fine.

Is this proper behavior for isset, or is this a php bug? I can't search google groups for "->", or any other search engine for that matter. So it has been tough trying to see if anyone else gets this error.


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