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Bug #30581 Converting of object to string does not work properly.
Submitted: 2004-10-27 14:13 UTC Modified: 2004-10-27 14:51 UTC
From: kievman at ukrpost dot net Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 5.0.1 OS: Win2k server
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2004-10-27 14:13 UTC] kievman at ukrpost dot net
Converting of object to string does not work properly. The code below explains all.

Reproduce code:
class Foo {
    function __toString() {
        return "What ever";

$obj = new Foo;
$str = (string) $obj; // call __toString()
echo $obj; // call __toString(), prints "What ever", it's good
print $str; // prints "Object id #1" it's not good


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