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Bug #31023 $var = "myClass::myMethod"; echo $var(); does generate Error
Submitted: 2004-12-08 15:06 UTC Modified: 2005-01-13 17:07 UTC
From: jan dot reitz at lanxess dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: 5.0.3RC1 OS: Windows 2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2004-12-08 15:06 UTC] jan dot reitz at lanxess dot com
i have defined a method in 'myClass' named 'myMethod' and it can be called statically.

i cant use call_user_func() because i need to pass a variable by reference and since call_user_func() is a function itself i cant get the variable passed (if i add the "&" to the variable in call_user_func i get a "calltime-pass-by-reference" error in php5, but it works for now)

tried with 4.3.8 and 5.0.3RC1

Reproduce code:
Generates Error:
$meth = 'myMethod';
echo $callname($variable);

echo myClass::myMethod($variable);

Expected result:
myClass::myMethod() should be called

Actual result:
PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function myClass::myMethod() in XXX on line XXX


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 [2005-01-12 01:19 UTC]
It was never supposed to work, so this is not a bug.

Use call_user_func_array(Array('MyClass','myMethod'),Array(&$var)); instead.
 [2005-01-13 17:07 UTC] jan dot reitz at lanxess dot com
thank you !!!

i hadn't thought that call_user_func_array wouldn't throw errors....
in fact i don't understand why it works with call_user_func_array and not with call_user_func... but thats okay to me :D
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