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Doc Bug #48241 what does "->" mean?
Submitted: 2009-05-12 06:03 UTC Modified: 2009-05-13 07:15 UTC
From: hj at BridgeportContractor dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2009-05-12 06:03 UTC] hj at BridgeportContractor dot com
Only reference I can find in manual for "->" construct is under objects, but even there I can't find what it means.  It's used all over, but ??  I've searched index and search too and can't find it listed.  -- Thanks!


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 [2009-05-12 06:10 UTC]
Sorry, but your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.  For a
list of more appropriate places to ask for help using PHP, please
visit as this bug system is not the
appropriate forum for asking support questions.  Due to the volume
of reports we can not explain in detail here why your report is not
a bug.  The support channels will be able to provide an explanation
for you.

Thank you for your interest in PHP.

 [2009-05-13 03:20 UTC] hj at BridgeportContractor dot com
Please, not so fast...

In the PHP manual under:

    "How to help improve the documentation:" 
      "How to help improve the documentation:"

It says:

    "If an error is found in this manual, in any language, please report them using the bug system at ?"

Also the "bug report" I submitted reads:

    "Bug Type:         Documentation problem"

Is it not a problem to you that a major construct of the language (i.e. -> ) is not doccumented AT ALL in the manual?
 [2009-05-13 03:22 UTC] hj at BridgeportContractor dot com
I meant...

    "About the manual:"    <---correction
      "How to help ...
 [2009-05-13 07:11 UTC]
You are right, -> is never explicitly documented, that doesn't seem to have affected anyone in the past though.

As it isn't documented by now, I doubt anyone ever will - if you have specific suggestions however we could probably incorporate it.

 [2009-05-13 07:15 UTC]
There is a whole section in the manual about objects and classes:
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