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Bug #29311 Cannot override mysqli constructor
Submitted: 2004-07-21 23:16 UTC Modified: 2004-07-23 14:49 UTC
From: mc at webheberg dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: 5.0.0 OS: Linux Debian
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2004-07-21 23:16 UTC] mc at webheberg dot com
I wrote a small class (named Mysql) that extends mysqli, but when I make a new Mysql(), it returns :

Fatal error: Can not call constructor in .... which corresponds to line with parent::__construct

It seems that we can just override mysqli methods, but not the constructor. I copy paste my code below.

I found someone who recently reported this problem there : 

and didnt get any response, so I really think it's a bug.

(I'm using PHP5 stable with mysqli, without mysql, and with mysql 4.1.3-beta libraries)

Reproduce code:
class Mysql extends mysqli {

	static $db_host="*";
	static $db_user="*";
	static $db_pass="*";
	static $db_name="*";
	function __construct() {
		parent::__construct(Mysql::$db_host, Mysql::$db_user, Mysql::$db_pass, Mysql::$db_name);
	function query($query) {
	     return parent::query($query);



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 [2004-07-21 23:22 UTC] mc at webheberg dot com
Note that it was working fine with my PHP5 RC2 and the man who reported tells it was also working fine with RC3
 [2004-07-22 00:47 UTC] mc at webheberg dot com
So I use the mysqli procedurial methods in my class (which doesnt extend mysqli anymore) with a global $link variable. Works fine, but is not very "PHP5 like".
 [2004-07-23 14:49 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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