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Doc Bug #67973 ::class notation is not documented?
Submitted: 2014-09-07 19:53 UTC Modified: 2014-09-08 08:01 UTC
From: ianbytchek at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2014-09-07 19:53 UTC] ianbytchek at gmail dot com
Description:
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Apparently we can do cool things with `class` since 5.5, like:

    static::class  // MyNamespace\ClassC when run in A
    self::class    // MyNamespace\ClassA when run in A
    parent::class  // MyNamespace\ClassB when run in C
    MyClass::class // MyNamespace\MyClass

But there seem to be no references to it in the official documentation. There are some scattered things about it on the web, but not a lot. Is this official? Is it supported? Can this be documented?


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 [2014-09-08 05:15 UTC] aharvey@php.net
We've got this at http://php.net/manual/en/language.oop5.basic.php#language.oop5.basic.class.class, but it may need to be more prominent in the OOP section. Leaving open to ponder.
 [2014-09-08 08:01 UTC] ianbytchek at gmail dot com
Wow, it really is documented. Yes, definitely needs to be more prominent. If you search for ::class on php.net it doesn't come up with this page. Googling for it also doesn't point to php.net in a first few results. Perhaps adding more references at places like get_class, get_called_class and other similar functions would make things a lot better.
 
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