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Request #61796 trigger_error with custom line and file
Submitted: 2012-04-21 09:15 UTC Modified: 2021-03-31 17:29 UTC
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Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:2 (100.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: andeol3 at cam dot upv dot es Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Wont fix Package: *General Issues
PHP Version: 5.4.0 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2012-04-21 09:15 UTC] andeol3 at cam dot upv dot es
Wouldn't it be nice if the trigger_error function could be called with a user-defined $errline and $errfile? Imagine you were writing an Abstract Class and wanted to handle class errors internally. Theoretically, you could retrieve the name of the current error handler by using the set_error_handler function and then the restore_error_handler function. Then, you could use call_user_func to trigger a user-defined error. However, if no error handler has been defined previously, set_error_handler will return null and the procedure would fail alltogether. On the other hand, calling trigger_error will show the file and line where the trigger_error function was called (which is very unuseful).

Test script:
// Get the current error handler
function void ( $errno, $errstr ) { }
$error_handler = set_error_handler ( "void" );

// User-define error
$error_arguments = array ( $errno, $errstr, $errfile, $errline );

// Trigger error
call_user_func ( $error_handler, $error_arguments ); // This will only work as long as an error handler has been previously set.

// Instead, the following function is proposed:
trigger_error ( string $error_msg, int $error_type = E_USER_NOTICE, string $error_file, string $error_line );


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 [2012-07-16 15:37 UTC] notdefix at hotmail dot com
Of Interest: #38332
 [2021-03-31 17:29 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2021-03-31 17:29 UTC]
Apparently, there is not much interest in this, and in my opinion,
extending the traditionally error mechanism isn't the way to go
anyway.  If you still feel that this is a worthwhile improvement,
please pursue the RFC process[1].

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