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Request #26126 You cannot assign recursive array references.
Submitted: 2003-11-04 18:59 UTC Modified: 2014-12-30 10:41 UTC
Votes:3
Avg. Score:3.3 ± 1.7
Reproduced:3 of 3 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (33.3%)
Same OS:2 (66.7%)
From: bens at effortlessis dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: *General Issues
PHP Version: 4.3.2 OS: All
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-11-04 18:59 UTC] bens at effortlessis dot com
Description:
------------
It does not seem possible to reduce the following two statements into a single statement. 

<?
$in=array(1=>'a', 2=>'b', 3=>array('aa', 'bb'));
$in[3]['cc']=&$in[3]; 
?>

I would suspect that this is the same or similar issue that causes the following statement to fail:

<?
var_export($in); 
?>

Reproduce code:
---------------
<?
$in=array(1=>'a', 2=>'b', 3=>array('aa', 'bb'));
$in[3]['cc']=&$in[3]; 
var_export($in); 
?>

Expected result:
----------------
array(
 1 => 'a', 
 2 => 'b', 
 3 => array( 
  0 => 'aa', 
  1 => 'bb', 
  'cc' => &$this->3, 
  ) 
); 

/* Note: as I've said before, there doesn't seem to be a method to refer to an element within the array being created at assignment time, I've used object syntax instead */ 

Actual result:
--------------
array (
  1 => 'a',
  2 => 'b',
  3 =>
  array (
    0 => 'aa',
    1 => 'bb',
    'cc' =>
    array (
      0 => 'aa',
      1 => 'bb',
      'cc' =>
      array (
        0 => 'aa',
        1 => 'bb',
        'cc' =>
        array (

Fatal error: Nesting level too deep - recursive dependency? in /home/bens/delete on line 4


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 [2014-07-13 02:06 UTC] yohgaki@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: *General Issues
 [2014-07-13 02:06 UTC] yohgaki@php.net
Circular reference is supported and current var_export/var_dump detect recursion. It cannot be reduced to single statement still. What kind of syntax do you suggest for it?
 [2014-12-30 10:41 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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