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Bug #29032 Session are closed before all object destructors executed.
Submitted: 2004-07-06 16:58 UTC Modified: 2005-03-14 01:00 UTC
Avg. Score:4.8 ± 0.5
Reproduced:16 of 18 (88.9%)
Same Version:12 (75.0%)
Same OS:14 (87.5%)
From: antonr at game dot permonline dot ru Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Session related
PHP Version: 5CVS-2004-07-06 (dev) OS: Irrelevant
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 [2004-07-06 16:58 UTC] antonr at game dot permonline dot ru
Session are closed before all object destructors executed. It seems to be wrong, cause objects desctructors may save information in opened session.

Reproduce code:

  class MySession
    { public $number; 
      public function __construct()
        { session_start();
          $this->number = @$_SESSION["number"];
      public function Process()
        { $this->number++;
      public function __destruct()
        { $_SESSION["number"] = $this->number;

  $ss = new MySession();
  echo $ss->number;


Expected result:
With every page reloading number in the page must increase by 1.

Actual result:
Everytime number is equal 1.


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 [2004-10-26 02:40 UTC] auroraeosrose at hotmail dot com
Modifying $_SESSION in the destructor ONLY works if you call unset($object) before the end of your script, however this is a pain in the rear - and if you have references to that object elsewhere it doesn't work properly.

There is a workaround... You CAN use register_shutdown_function in the constructor of your class

      public function __construct()
register_shutdown_function(array($this, '__destruct');

and then the destruct is called early enough that you can modify $_SESSION. But this defeats the whole purpose of a destructor - I could do that in every class if php5 didn't support destructors (in fact I did in php4) but I thought the point was to eliminate messy workarounds.  Now why in the world the sessions are closed in between when shutdown functions and destructors are called is beyond me.
 [2004-12-06 05:34 UTC] anthony at ectrolinux dot com
For reference, this bug appears to be synonymous to bug #30578, with the same cause but a different effect.
 [2005-03-06 20:35 UTC]
Please try using this CVS snapshot:
For Windows:

 [2005-03-14 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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