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Bug #30202 $array[xyz] = xyz; doesn't work inside a class
Submitted: 2004-09-22 23:41 UTC Modified: 2004-09-22 23:48 UTC
From: james at processit dot biz Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: *General Issues
PHP Version: 5.0.0 OS: Windows Server 2003
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2004-09-22 23:41 UTC] james at processit dot biz
In a function inside a class, I can only set array elements through the $xyz = array("key"=>"val") syntax. If I attempt to set with $xyz['key'] = 'val', the whole array is replaced with 'val' and it just becomes a normal variable, not an array.

Reproduce code:

class Test {

	public $array;

	function arraytester() {

		$this->$array = array("key1"=>"val1", "key2"=>"val2");

		$this->$array['key1'] = 'val3';

$class = new Test;


Expected result:
Array ( [key1] => val1 [key2] => val2 ) Array ( [key1] => val3 [key2] => val2 )

Actual result:
Array ( [key1] => val1 [key2] => val2 ) val3


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 [2004-09-22 23:48 UTC]
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