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Bug #26173 Global vs function scope problem?
Submitted: 2003-11-08 01:49 UTC Modified: 2003-11-08 01:53 UTC
From: myle34 at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Variables related
PHP Version: 5.0.0b2 (beta2) OS: Windows XP Home
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-11-08 01:49 UTC] myle34 at hotmail dot com
I'm not sure if this is a bug, but I haven't found anything so far stating that it isn't so...

I am using Windows XP Home and Apache 2.0.47 with PHP beta 2.

Reproduce code:
// Uncommenting the following makes it work...
// global $foo;

$foo = 'bar';

// Uncommenting the following doesn't help...
// global $foo;

function Test()
  global $foo;

  echo $foo;

Expected result:

Actual result:
No output


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 [2003-11-08 01:52 UTC] myle34 at hotmail dot com
sorry, forgot to call Test() at the bottom of the reproduce code... simply put in Test(); at the bottom.
 [2003-11-08 01:53 UTC] myle34 at hotmail dot com
Sorry, bad reporduce code....
 [2003-11-26 13:16 UTC] kharris at lhinfo dot com
I have a similar problem and here is the code I used to track it:

cfg file
 $gPlace = "";

run file
 include ( '' );
 echo 'global space [' . $gPlace .];

 function testme ()
   global $gPlace;
   echo 'testme [' . $gPlace . ']';

 testme ();

global space []
testme []

I have even changed it to remove the config file and place the globals at the top of my file.  The same problem occurs.

Dumping $GLOBALS shows gPlace as a null string
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