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Bug #60410 script stops when closure used without open brackets
Submitted: 2011-11-29 14:15 UTC Modified: 2013-02-18 00:35 UTC
From: zarzu dot razvan at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Variables related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2011-11-29 14:15 UTC] zarzu dot razvan at gmail dot com
When declaring a closure and using it without the open brackets (as if it were a variable), PHP stops from executing next instructions.

Test script:
$a = function(){};
echo $a;
echo 'Hey!';

Expected result:

Actual result:


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 [2011-11-29 14:20 UTC]
Check if your display_errors is set to 0 (zero)
 [2011-11-29 15:49 UTC] zarzu dot razvan at gmail dot com
display_errors was set to 1. Changed it to 0, same result.
 [2011-11-30 00:27 UTC]
That's strange. With cli/Linux, I get this for both trunk and PHP 5.3

PHP Catchable fatal error:  Object of class Closure could not be converted to 
string in /home/yohgaki/ext/svn/oss/ on line 3

Try with cli binary.
 [2011-11-30 00:28 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2013-02-18 00:35 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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