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Doc Bug #43163 $this with variable variable
Submitted: 2007-10-31 16:10 UTC Modified: 2007-11-16 15:58 UTC
Votes:1
Avg. Score:1.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 1 (0.0%)
From: felipensp at gmail dot com Assigned: colder (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: 5.3CVS-2007-10-31 (snap) OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2007-10-31 16:10 UTC] felipensp at gmail dot com
Description:
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Variable $this doens't recognize as variable variable.

Reproduce code:
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$a = 'this';
$$a->b;

Expected result:
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Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context

Actual result:
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Notice: Undefined variable: this ...

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object ...


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 [2007-10-31 16:32 UTC] johannes@php.net
As of PHP 5 $this is a very special variable, I couldn't find anything in the docs about it's limitations, so I mark it as a doc bug.

Related to the original report: I'm also not seeing a hint that you can't assign any value to $this in the docs (not even outside a class)
 [2007-11-13 13:13 UTC] colder@php.net
Partially done, I'll add a note about $this not being modifiable as well.
 [2020-02-07 06:10 UTC] phpdocbot@php.net
Automatic comment on behalf of colder
Revision: http://git.php.net/?p=doc/en.git;a=commit;h=dbd16c35ed9e6a8b3f1b5108504d1a0b50e11979
Log: Fix #43163 ( cannot be referenced dynamically)
 
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