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Bug #34424 Fatal error with current(current($x))
Submitted: 2005-09-08 11:50 UTC Modified: 2006-04-26 22:31 UTC
From: marco at alphasoft dot ch Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Unknown/Other Function
PHP Version: 5.0.5 OS: Windows, IIS, Isapi
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2005-09-08 11:50 UTC] marco at alphasoft dot ch
Nested current() does not work.

Reproduce code:
$a = array(
echo current(current($a));

Expected result:

Actual result:
Fatal error: Only variables can be passed by reference in


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 [2005-09-08 11:54 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
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 [2006-04-26 22:31 UTC]
This code now works under 5.1.  So, is 5.1 broken or was 5.0 borken and this was a bad dismisal of a bug?
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