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Bug #63467 is_callable returns false for public function inherited from parent
Submitted: 2012-11-08 12:53 UTC Modified: 2012-11-08 16:13 UTC
From: martijn dot otto at copernica dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2012-11-08 12:53 UTC] martijn dot otto at copernica dot com
When calling is_callible on a public function inherited from a parent, it will 
return false.

Test script:
class a
    public function bla() {}

class b extends a

$b = new b;
var_dump(is_callable($b, 'bla'));

Expected result:

Actual result:


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 [2012-11-08 16:13 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug
 [2012-11-08 16:13 UTC]
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should be:is_callable(array($b, 'bla'));
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