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Request #66889 ReflectionException message should have quotes around class name
Submitted: 2014-03-12 11:16 UTC Modified: 2014-03-12 17:21 UTC
Votes:2
Avg. Score:2.0 ± 1.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
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Same OS:1 (100.0%)
From: sam at rmcreative dot ru Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Reflection related
PHP Version: 5.4.26 OS: All
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2014-03-12 11:16 UTC] sam at rmcreative dot ru
Description:
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Currently if there's a space in class name such as new \ReflectionClass('\hey\there\is\Space '), it's very hard to get it from error message:

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'ReflectionException' with message 'Class \hey\t
here\is\Space  does not exist' in ...

Would be great to have it like the following:

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'ReflectionException' with message 'Class "\hey\t
here\is\Space " does not exist' in ...

Test script:
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<?php
new \ReflectionClass('\hey\there\is\Space ');

Expected result:
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Exception with class name in quotes

Actual result:
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Exception with class name w/o quotes

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 [2014-03-12 17:21 UTC] requinix@php.net
Don't parse error messages for information.

If you want to know if a class exists then use class_exists(). If you don't like that then use a try/catch block. Of course there's also the question of why your code is trying to reflect an invalid class.

$class = '\hey\there\is\Space ';
try {
  new ReflectionClass($class);
} catch (ReflectionException $re) {
  echo "'{$class}' does not exist";
}
 [2014-03-17 21:37 UTC] sam at rmcreative dot ru
I'm not parsing it. I'm reading it as a human.

The cause of such error is a typo.
 
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