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Bug #26182 Object properties created redundantly
Submitted: 2003-11-08 19:47 UTC Modified: 2003-12-16 03:01 UTC
From: hongnk at hotmail dot com Assigned: andi
Status: Closed Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 5CVS OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2003-11-08 19:47 UTC] hongnk at hotmail dot com
Description:
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Whenever a variable is refered anywhere inside a class under the form $this->varname, it is automatically created in class instances.



Reproduce code:
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class A {
	function NotAConstructor(){
		if(isset($this->x)){
			//just for demo
		}
	}
}

$t=new A();
var_dump($t);

Expected result:
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object(a)#1 (0) { }


Actual result:
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object(a)#1 (1) { ["x"]=> NULL }


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 [2003-11-25 04:20 UTC] sniper@php.net
Works as expected with PHP 4, fails with PHP 5.

 [2003-11-27 12:05 UTC] helly@php.net
PHP5 knows the concepts of implicit public properties and dynamic properties.

Implicit public properties are properties that are declared by simply using them.

Dynamic properties are properties that can be 'attached' to an object while using it.
 [2003-11-27 12:06 UTC] helly@php.net
Reopen as feature request:

Shouldn't creation of implicit public properties be an E_STRICE error?
 [2003-12-01 07:10 UTC] sniper@php.net
This is a bug, not feature request.
Andi: Assigned to you as reminder.. :)


 [2003-12-16 03:01 UTC] sniper@php.net
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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