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Doc Bug #67822 Precedence of used variable names vs closure arguments should be defined
Submitted: 2014-08-11 18:34 UTC Modified: 2015-07-12 04:22 UTC
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Status: No Feedback Package: PHP Language Specification
PHP Version: PHP-5.6 OS: n/a
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2014-08-11 18:34 UTC]
If a closure has an argument and a used variable with the same name, PHP5 uses the 
variable; HHVM uses the argument.

The PHP5 behavior should be documented in the specification.

There's also an issue filed against HHVM to match PHP5's behavior (

Test script:
$foo = 'used variable';
$closure = function ($foo) use ($foo) { return $foo; };


Expected result:
'used variable'

Actual result:
PHP5: 'used variable'
HHVM: 'argument'


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 [2015-06-28 22:36 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -PHP Version: Irrelevant +PHP Version: PHP-5.6
 [2015-06-28 22:36 UTC]
Not sure it is really necessary to specify, this doesn't seem to be an important use case. Is there any reason why it should be one way or another?
 [2015-07-12 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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