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Bug #29361 var_export producing invalid code
Submitted: 2004-07-24 00:14 UTC Modified: 2005-10-17 17:03 UTC
Votes:2
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: Knightking at smempire dot org Assigned: derick
Status: Closed Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: 4.3.8 OS: XP
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2004-07-24 00:14 UTC] Knightking at smempire dot org
Description:
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When var_export is called on an object which has another object as one of its members, it does not produce valid code.

Reproduce code:
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$a->b = 1;
eval(var_export($a, 1) . ';');

Actual result:
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Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class stdclass in test.php(3) : eval()'d code on line 1

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 [2004-07-29 09:39 UTC] degusta at yahoo dot com
A similar, perhaps identical problem also occurs with arrays that contain objects. In that case the code produced by var_export causes an unexpected T_CLASS parse error.

Here's the code produced by var_export for the array with an object:
array (
  0 => 
  class myclass {
    var $myProperty = 'myValue';
  },
);
 [2004-08-02 12:57 UTC] derick@php.net
THere is no way how this can be fixed; if you can think of something how this should work, please provide a patch.
 [2005-10-17 10:55 UTC] derick@php.net
I found a way myself now, assigning.
 [2005-10-17 17:03 UTC] derick@php.net
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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