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Bug #24807 Dereferencing objects and Property accesses with __get() and __set()
Submitted: 2003-07-25 15:35 UTC Modified: 2003-07-29 12:49 UTC
From: Bertrand dot Willm at laposte dot net Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: 5.0.0b1 (beta1) OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-07-25 15:35 UTC] Bertrand dot Willm at laposte dot net
I try to use the following notation:
$object->property1->property2 = 'value';
when property1 and property2 are properties we access trow __get and __set methods.
calling __get with property1 return an object that defined __get and __set methods.
but there is a warning explaining the object doesn't support property references.

Reproduce code:
class CBaseClass {
   private $text = 'default';
   function __Get() {
      return $this->text;
   function __Set($name, $value) {
      $this->text = $value;
class CExtClass {
   private $baseObject;
   function __construct() {
      $this->baseObject = new CBaseClass();
   function __Get() {
      return $this->baseObject;
$extObject = new CExtClass();
echo $extObject->extProperty->baseProperty, '<br>';
$extObject->extProperty->baseProperty = 'new';
echo $extObject->extProperty->baseProperty, '<br>';

Expected result:

Actual result:

Warning: This object doesn't support property references in c:\sitesweb\www\test.php5 on line 22


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 [2003-07-29 07:26 UTC]
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