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Doc Bug #52882 Please define object
Submitted: 2010-09-18 17:35 UTC Modified: 2010-09-20 08:23 UTC
Avg. Score:1.0 ± 0.0
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From: jeremybotto at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: Firefox
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-09-18 17:35 UTC] jeremybotto at gmail dot com
At the objects page, 'object' is not defined.  It isn't defined in the chapter on 
objects and classes, either.  For presentation purposes and clarity, it should be 

I tried pasting the below into "expected results", but it did not show up in the 

This is my favorite definition: In computer science, an object type (a.k.a. 
wrapping object) is a datatype which is used in object-oriented programming to 
wrap a non-object type to make it look like a dynamic object.  In other words, an 
'object' is a 'variable' made from a 'non-variable'.


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 [2010-09-20 08:23 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix
 [2010-09-20 08:23 UTC]
The manual also doesn't define what a variable is, nor what a type is, nor what a function is. While the manual's pretty accessible to new programmers, I don't think it's the job of the PHP manual to act as an introduction to people who are completely new to programming concepts; I honestly think we're better off leaving that to authors who aim specifically at and write well for that group of people.
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