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Doc Bug #65261 documentation needs updating
Submitted: 2013-07-14 11:10 UTC Modified: 2013-12-16 21:41 UTC
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From: knight_adi2000 at yahoo dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: win 7 ultimate 32 bits
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2013-07-14 11:10 UTC] knight_adi2000 at yahoo dot com
From manual page:

An issue that is not present anywhere in the documentation , please have an 
official stand regarding this .

Test script:
class testing_name
	public function __construct() {	echo "Constructor function"; }
	public function testing_name()
		echo "Function testing_name";
} //End of class
$var = new testing_name();

Expected result:
When the object testing_name is created nothing else should happen .

Actual result:
In php 5.4.7 on windows 7 ultimate 32 bits , because the constructor is not 
present and the function name matches the class name , when the object is created 
, the function automaticly is called .
If the constructor is present , than the result is a natural result and everything 
works fine .


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 [2013-07-15 08:05 UTC] niel at gmail dot com
I don't really understand your point here. This behaviour is covered in the page 
for constructor/deconstructors:

"For backwards compatibility, if PHP 5 cannot find a __construct() function for 
a given class, and the class did not inherit one from a parent class, it will 
search for the old-style constructor function, by the name of the class. 
Effectively, it means that the only case that would have compatibility issues is 
if the class had a method named __construct() which was used for different 
 [2013-12-16 21:41 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix
 [2013-12-16 21:41 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on how to report
a bug at

This behavior is documented here:
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