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Bug #30616 Cant return as reference from offsetget() for mysqli_stmt->bind_param()
Submitted: 2004-10-29 21:26 UTC Modified: 2004-10-30 13:21 UTC
From: john at milsson dot nu Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: MySQLi related
PHP Version: 5.0.2 OS: Windows
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2004-10-29 21:26 UTC] john at milsson dot nu
Fatal error: Objects used as arrays in post/pre increment/decrement must return values by reference

when I try to use $mysqli_stmt->bind_param('s',$arrayAccessObj['offset']);

even though offsetget is declared as

function &offsetGet($key) {
    return $this->{'_'.strtolower($key)};


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 [2004-10-30 00:56 UTC]
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 [2004-10-30 04:51 UTC] john at milsson dot nu
Tried to trigger this at home. But it works as expected.

  1. This is a linux machine.
  2. Home compiled
  3. I'm not stressed out...
  4. The code is much cleaner.

My guess is that I screwd up with one of the '&' in some deep nested retuen tree

As I said, this code works:
class ArrayObj implements ArrayAccess {

    private $_val;
    public  $valAsProp;

    function __construct($val){
        $this->_val = $val;
        $this->valAsProp =& $this->_val;
    // ArrayAccess interface
    function  offsetExists($key)   { return isset($this->{'_'.$key});       }
    function &offsetGet($key)      { return       $this->{'get'.ucfirst($key)}();    }
    function  offsetSet($key,$val) {              $this->{'_'.$key} = $val; }
    function  offsetUnset($key)    {              $this->{'_'.$key} = null; }

    function &__get($key)          { return       $this->{'_'.$key};        }
    function &getVal() {
        return $this->_val;

$arrayobj = new ArrayObj(new ArrayObj('an other val'));

$db = new mysqli('localhost');
$stmt = $db->prepare("SELECT ? as `val`");
//$stmt->bind_param('s', $arrayobj->valAsProp);
//$stmt->bind_param('s', $arrayobj->val);
$stmt->bind_param('s', $arrayobj['val']['val']);

echo "\n$res\n";

 [2004-10-30 13:21 UTC]
Not a bug in PHP then -> bogus.
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