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Doc Bug #64221 is_callable() reports constructors as not callable
Submitted: 2013-02-15 19:48 UTC Modified: 2016-06-25 15:14 UTC
From: wowkise at gmail dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Variables related
PHP Version: 5.4.11 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2013-02-15 19:48 UTC] wowkise at gmail dot com
Description:
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From manual page: http://www.php.net/function.is-callable#refsect1-function.is-callable-examples
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The Manual should clearly states that calling "is_callable()" on class that has a method with holds the same name as the className will return false for backwards compatibility. i wasted hours trying to understand why until i hit a bug that dealt with this issue. 

Test script:
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class test
{
    public function __construct() {}
    public function test() {}
}

var_dump( is_callable( ['test','test'] ) );


Expected result:
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it should return Boolean(true), but for compatibility reasons its returns 
Boolean(false), which in my opinion makes no since if the class has __construct()

Actual result:
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Boolean(false) 

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 [2013-02-19 18:32 UTC] kriscraig@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Assigned -Assigned To: +Assigned To: kriscraig
 [2016-06-25 14:56 UTC] cmb@php.net
-Summary: incomplete manual +Summary: is_callable() reports constructors as not callable -Status: Assigned +Status: Verified -Package: Documentation problem +Package: Variables related -Assigned To: kriscraig +Assigned To: cmb
 [2016-06-25 15:13 UTC] cmb@php.net
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Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&revision=339491
Log: Fix #64221: is_callable() reports constructors as not callable
 [2016-06-25 15:14 UTC] cmb@php.net
-Status: Verified +Status: Closed
 [2016-06-25 15:14 UTC] cmb@php.net
This bug has been fixed in the documentation's XML sources. Since the
online and downloadable versions of the documentation need some time
to get updated, we would like to ask you to be a bit patient.

Thank you for the report, and for helping us make our documentation better.
 
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