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Request #46593 $object instanceof __CLASS__ is not allowed
Submitted: 2008-11-17 13:17 UTC Modified: 2008-11-17 13:22 UTC
From: jtaal at eljakim dot nl Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: 5.2.6 OS: Irrelevant
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2008-11-17 13:17 UTC] jtaal at eljakim dot nl
The PHP parser currently cannot handle "__CLASS__" directly after "instanceof". I think this should be possible.

Reproduce code:
class myclass {
    function mymethod($otherObject) {
        if ($otherObject instanceof __CLASS__) {
        return 'works!';

$a = new myclass();
print $a->mymethod($a);

Expected result:

Actual result:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CLASS_C, expecting T_STRING or T_VARIABLE or '$' in ... on line 4


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 [2008-11-17 13:22 UTC] jtaal at eljakim dot nl
I've found the solution:

$otherObject instanceof self

(maybe someone can find this issue using a searchengine)
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