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Bug #61483 When overriding DateTime::setTimezone() no type hint can be added.
Submitted: 2012-03-22 22:46 UTC Modified: 2015-07-02 16:26 UTC
Avg. Score:3.8 ± 1.0
Reproduced:15 of 15 (100.0%)
Same Version:11 (73.3%)
Same OS:6 (40.0%)
From: me at rouvenwessling dot de Assigned:
Status: Suspended Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 5.4.0 OS: OS X 10.7
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2012-03-22 22:46 UTC] me at rouvenwessling dot de
I'm testing a snapshot of the current Joomla Platform on PHP 5.4 (unsung Zend 
Server CE) and just met an old friend. We're extending DateTime and would like to 
type hint the $timezone argument in setTimezone().

Sample code:
class JDate extends DateTime
    public function setTimezone(DateTimeZone $tz)
        return parent::setTimezone($tz);

This causes the following E_STRICT error:
Strict Standards: Declaration of JDate::setTimezone() should be compatible with 

The issue is not limited to PHP 5.4 but also occurs in older versions.

According to the documentation 
( the only valid value is a 
DateTimeZone object so it should be type hinted.


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 [2012-04-10 14:49 UTC]
-Package: date_time +Package: Date/time related
 [2015-07-02 16:26 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Suspended
 [2015-07-02 16:26 UTC]
According to the discussion on internals@[1] I'm suspending this

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