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Request #27304 ZE2 Static functions don't function properly
Submitted: 2004-02-18 02:44 UTC Modified: 2005-05-26 14:26 UTC
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Status: Closed Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: < 5.0.3 OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2004-02-18 02:44 UTC]
Static functions don't behave properly at all. They can be called from an object-context and provide no means to even confirm from within the function if it has been called from a static context or not.

I understand that static methods should never have access to $this regardless of context, but unless the engine enforces a restriction on calling static functions from an object context this behavior is completely counter-intuitive and inconsistent. Not only does the engine not catch this, but the developer cannot either.

Reproduce code:
        class Staticexample {
                const a = 10;

                static function test() {


        $b = new Staticexample();

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Actual result:


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 [2005-05-26 14:26 UTC]
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