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Request #66900 Object initializers
Submitted: 2014-03-13 18:15 UTC Modified: 2017-09-21 08:37 UTC
From: eldmannen+php at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Suspended Package: Scripting Engine problem
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 [2014-03-13 18:15 UTC] eldmannen+php at gmail dot com
Description:
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Object initializers provides a more convenient way of initializing public fields and properties of an object.

Test script:
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class Person
{
    public $name;
    public $age;
}

$person = new Person {
    name = "John Doe",
    age = 39
};

print_r($person);

Expected result:
----------------
Person Object
(
    [name] => John Doe
    [age] => 39
)

Actual result:
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Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '{'

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 [2017-09-21 08:37 UTC] cmb@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Suspended
 [2017-09-21 08:37 UTC] cmb@php.net
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