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Bug #27008 Every class method can be called as static
Submitted: 2004-01-22 13:31 UTC Modified: 2004-01-25 01:14 UTC
From: hoesh at dorsum dot hu Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 5CVS-2004-01-22 (dev) OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2004-01-22 13:31 UTC] hoesh at dorsum dot hu
Any method of any class can be called staticly. Internals and scripted ones too.
* TipOfTheDay *
Call any internal class's constructor from outside of object. As object doesn't exists, and ZE2 calls the internal constructor, process crashes immadiately.

Reproduce code:
<? domdocument::domdocument(); ?>
, or
<? domdocument::__construct(); ?>
both works, to crash the process.
class check
  function not_static()
    echo "Impossible, but works!";

Expected result:
Warning or fatal error.

Actual result:


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 [2004-01-25 01:14 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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You can still call any method statically. If it's not possible in the specific case, an error will be output.

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