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Bug #48654 ReflectionMethod::getClosure() Undefined on Windows binary for PHP 5.3.0RC5-dev
Submitted: 2009-06-23 02:52 UTC Modified: 2009-06-23 08:20 UTC
Avg. Score:5.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
Same OS:1 (100.0%)
From: swquinn at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Reflection related
PHP Version: 5.3CVS-2009-06-23 (snap) OS: Windows XP Professional
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-06-23 02:52 UTC] swquinn at gmail dot com
Attempting to access a closure through the ReflectionMethod's getClosure() method results in a fatal error declaring that a "... Call to undefined method ReflectionMethod::getClosure() ..." has occurred.

The example below was taken from the RFC described on

I have tried this on two different Windows binaries for PHP 5.3.0 (RC3-dev and the more recent RC5-dev).

NOTE: 5.3.0RC5-dev was not available for the PHP version listed, so I chose 5.3CVS-2009-06-23 (snap) as the version I tested it on (same date as the Windows binary I downloaded from

Reproduce code:
class Example {
  public $x = 4;
  function printer () { echo "Hello World: $this->x!\n"; }
$class = new ReflectionClass ('Example');
$method = $class->getMethod ('printer');
$object = new Example;
$closure = $method->getClosure ($object);
$closure ();
$object->x = 5;
$closure ();

Expected result:
Hello World: 4!
Hello World: 5!

Actual result:
Fatal error: Call to undefined method ReflectionMethod::getClosure()


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 [2009-06-23 08:20 UTC]
It was removed due to the removal of $this in Closures, for more information please have a look at:

The code however still remains in HEAD (php6), but its still not decided whether to remove or keep it yet.
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