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Bug #34626 Can't extend PDO because __construct is final.
Submitted: 2005-09-24 07:08 UTC Modified: 2005-09-24 20:18 UTC
From: stewey at ambitious dot ca Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: PDO related
PHP Version: 5.1.0RC1 OS: Mac OS X 10.4.2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2005-09-24 07:08 UTC] stewey at ambitious dot ca
Unable to extend the PDO class because __construct is final.

Reproduce code:
class MyPDO extends PDO

   function __construct($dsn, $user, $pass)
      parent::__construct($dsn, $user, $pass);


$PDO = new MyPDO($dsn, $user, $pass);

Expected result:
I would expect to be able to extend PDO. I realize that this 
is intended behavior to avoid a SEGV, but I think that there 
are legitimate reasons why people would want to extend PDO. Is 
it possible to address this a different way?

Actual result:
Fatal error: Cannot override final method PDO::__construct() 
in myfile on line myline


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 [2005-09-24 11:01 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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 [2005-09-24 20:18 UTC] stewey at ambitious dot ca
Confirmed fixed in latest. Yay!!!
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