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Bug #54366 Constants in and among classes, in simulating structs -and- static variables
Submitted: 2011-03-24 13:05 UTC Modified: 2013-02-18 00:34 UTC
From: cnick at titancrest dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: *General Issues
PHP Version: 5.3.6 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2011-03-24 13:05 UTC] cnick at titancrest dot com
From manual page:

//Simulate Struct
class VolumeWeight
    const GRAMS = 'gm';
    const MILILITRE = 'ml';    

- or -

class VolumeWeight
    public static $GRAMS = 'gm';
    public static $MILILITRE = 'ml';    

Then have another (extended) struct

class WaterBottle
    public static $ITEM_ID = 1324;
    public static $ITEM_COST = 0.23;

    public static $UNIT = VolumeWeight::$MILILITRE; //Yields an error


- BUT -

class WaterBottle
    public static $ITEM_ID = 1324;
    public static $ITEM_COST = 0.23;

    public static $UNIT = VolumeWeight::MILILITRE; //Works (from constant class)


- AND -

class WaterBottle
    const ITEM_ID = 1324;
    const ITEM_COST = 0.23;

    const UNIT = VolumeWeight::MILILITRE; //Error (from constant class)

How weird is that? Anything I can do?


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 [2011-03-24 23:01 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2011-03-24 23:01 UTC]
Thank you for this bug report. To properly diagnose the problem, we
need a short but complete example script to be able to reproduce
this bug ourselves. 

A proper reproducing script starts with <?php and ends with ?>,
is max. 10-20 lines long and does not require any external 
resources such as databases, etc. If the script requires a 
database to demonstrate the issue, please make sure it creates 
all necessary tables, stored procedures etc.

Please avoid embedding huge scripts into the report.

Simplify the report. :)
 [2013-02-18 00:34 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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