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Bug #37632 Protected method access problem (similar bug 37212)
Submitted: 2006-05-29 18:43 UTC Modified: 2006-05-29 20:08 UTC
From: stochnagara at hotmail dot com Assigned: helly
Status: Closed Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: 5CVS-2006-05-29 (snap) OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2006-05-29 18:43 UTC] stochnagara at hotmail dot com
In class structures where the sub-classes are extended non-linearly (i.e. multiple classes on the same tier), the sub-classes in different lines cannot access methods defined as protected in a shared parent class in eachother.

Actually this is a clone of bug 37212 but for method instead of variables.

Reproduce code:
class A {
	protected function testProtected() { echo "Test Protected Called in A"; }

class B extends A {
    public function doTest (A $obj) {

class C extends A {
	protected function testProtected() { echo "Test Protected Called in C"; }

$B = new B;
$C = new C;
$B->doTest ($C); // fatal


Expected result:
Test Protected Called in C

Actual result:
Fatal error: Call to protected method C::testProtected() from context 'B' in c:\program files\apache group\Apache\htdocs\cinh.php on line 8


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 [2006-05-29 20:08 UTC]
Fixed in 5.2, HEAD. Since the rule cannot be fixed for properties in 5.1 it stays the same for methods in 5.1, too. That way we lower the WTF factor.
 [2006-05-29 20:08 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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