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Bug #39725 PHP raising notice when reading an overloaded property
Submitted: 2006-12-04 09:58 UTC Modified: 2006-12-04 11:21 UTC
From: denis at edistar dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 5.2.0 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-12-04 09:58 UTC] denis at edistar dot com
Php 5.2 raises a notice when i try to read an overloaded 
property using foreach construct.

The foreach works correctly, so I don't think the warning 
should be raised.
Otherwise the foreach should not work (as don't work reset, 
next, current and other array functions).

Thank you,

Reproduce code:
class a {

    private $myArr;

    public function __construct() {
        $this->myArr = array('1','2','3','4');

    public function __get($p) {
         if($p == 'myArr') {
             return $this->myArr;


$myObj = new a();

foreach($myObj->myArr as $value) {
    echo "myValue: " . $value."\n";

Expected result:
myValue: 1
myValue: 2
myValue: 3
myValue: 4

Actual result:
Notice: Indirect modification of overloaded property a::
$myArr has no effect in /tmp/test.php on line 21
myValue: 1
myValue: 2
myValue: 3
myValue: 4


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 [2006-12-04 10:54 UTC]
Expected behaviour. For detailed explanation please in the existing reports regarding foreach().
 [2006-12-04 10:54 UTC]
 [2006-12-04 11:21 UTC] denis at edistar dot com
Could you specify exactly which report for the foreach 
construct you are referring?
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