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Request #62257 Allow variables in class create
Submitted: 2012-06-08 01:08 UTC Modified: 2015-01-18 04:22 UTC
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From: valentiny510 at yahoo dot es Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: 5.4.3 OS: XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2012-06-08 01:08 UTC] valentiny510 at yahoo dot es
I think may be very useful sometimes allowing the use of variables when create some class like this:

$class = 'test';
class $class { }

Sometimes when working with some cms/framework etc.. they have a_very_very_very_long_name_for some_classes and will be more easy (depends of situation) to have an array with shorten name. Ex:

$short_names = array (
    'short1' => 'a_very_long_name_of_some_class',
    'short2' => 'another_very_long_name');
foreach ($short_names as $short => $long)
    class $short extends $long { }


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 [2012-06-08 01:20 UTC] valentiny510 at yahoo dot es
P.S. Not only for long names.. but also for autoloading/extending multiple classes.. now I let you to imaginate..
 [2012-06-08 23:37 UTC]
If you want to shorten long names make use of the namespacing support introduced in 5.3. Simply write

    use SomeVery\VeryLong\NameAndMore as ShortName;

and you're done. You can also do this programmatically using class_alias().
 [2012-06-13 19:47 UTC] valentiny510 at yahoo dot es
With the short names was just an example. Imagine one autoload function where you can create classes on the fly:

function autoload( $class )
    if ( isset (array($class)))
        include/require $class
    elseif (file_exists($class))
        include $class
        class $class
            function __get( $what ){ return $what 'to be / not to be' }

and I can put here more than 10-20 quick examples...
 [2012-10-26 19:41 UTC] dagguh at gmail dot com
Absolutely disagreed.
Downvoting this abomination.
Leave creating anonymous classes to mock frameworks
 [2015-01-08 00:43 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2015-01-08 00:43 UTC]
Hi, it's not clear what you're asking for. The feature request in the original question doesn't appear to be the same as the feature request in the comment. 

Please can you clarify either here, or even better on the PHP internals email list where an RFC could be opened.
 [2015-01-18 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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