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Bug #67769 c-constant being a superglobal
Submitted: 2014-08-05 16:45 UTC Modified: 2014-08-18 08:13 UTC
From: joelm@php.net Assigned: stas (profile)
Status: Closed Package: PHP Language Specification
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2014-08-05 16:45 UTC] joelm@php.net
Description:
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Saying that a c-constant defined in pseudo-main is a "superglobal" is confusing. I understand it's trying to say that it is always in scope, but this clashes with php.net which only uses the term "superglobal" to refer to special variable tokens ("$GLOBALS", "$_SERVER", etc) that will be always treated as referring to a global variable instead of a local variable. A few sentences later this is phrased more clearly/correctly saying "A constant defined at the pseudo-main level has script scope".

(This may have been fixed already).


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 [2014-08-18 08:13 UTC] stas@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Closed -Assigned To: +Assigned To: stas
 [2014-08-18 08:13 UTC] stas@php.net
The fix for this bug has been committed.

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I think in current version definition of superglobal is usable for constants too. Please reopen if you disagree.
 
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