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Doc Bug #33045 reflection api is not documented
Submitted: 2005-05-17 08:54 UTC Modified: 2019-06-28 11:36 UTC
Avg. Score:4.3 ± 0.9
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From: cweiske at cweiske dot de Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Reflection related
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 [2005-05-17 08:54 UTC] cweiske at cweiske dot de
The reflection api is not documented in a way that makes it easy for extension developers to support parameter reflection in their extensions.

I wrote a small howto which covers this:

Just contact me if you want the docbook sources.


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 [2005-05-17 16:07 UTC]
In fact, we don't have any documentation that can help extension developers..
Although it would be good to have a developers' manual, it doesn't exist. And we will not document this in the main manual.
 [2005-05-17 19:35 UTC]
We *do* have other extension developer docs.
Someone might document the reflection API related features someday.
 [2009-03-30 10:51 UTC]
Docbook sources:
 [2016-06-29 17:28 UTC]
-Status: Suspended +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2016-06-29 17:28 UTC]
> Docbook sources:

404 Not found.
 [2016-06-29 18:15 UTC]
I've restored the file.
 [2016-06-29 18:33 UTC]
> I've restored the file.

Thanks. Having had a quick glance at the file, it seems to be a
good addition to "PHP at the Core: A Hacker's Guide"[1]. To do so
would require to transfer the copyright to the "PHP Documentation
Group" and to change the license to CC BY 3.0[2]. Would you agree
to do so?

[1] <>
[2] <>
 [2016-06-29 18:41 UTC]
Yes, I agree to the license change and copyright transfer.
 [2016-06-29 19:02 UTC]
-Status: Feedback +Status: Verified -Package: Documentation problem +Package: Reflection related
 [2016-06-29 19:02 UTC]
> Yes, I agree to the license change and copyright transfer.

Thanks. Will include the doc ASAP.
 [2017-10-24 05:26 UTC]
-Status: Verified +Status: Assigned
 [2019-06-28 11:36 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Open -Assigned To: cmb +Assigned To:
 [2019-06-28 11:36 UTC]
Well, since quite a while I don't think it makes sense to add
internals documentation to the PHP manual, because there is
insufficient man power to maintain what's already there.  In my
opinion, out-dated documentation is worse than no documentation.

Unassigning myself, so that perhaps somebody else will take this
to <> or somewhere else, where it
can be maintained.

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