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Doc Bug #71158 Calling methods with reserved keywords is inconsistent.
Submitted: 2015-12-18 12:37 UTC Modified: 2015-12-18 12:58 UTC
From: gregorv at web dot de Assigned:
Status: Duplicate Package: *General Issues
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 [2015-12-18 12:37 UTC] gregorv at web dot de
Inconsistent parsing errors for using language constructs as functions in combination with magic methods. 

Calling methods with names of reserved keywords produce a fatal error when 
called statically like Something::list(), but work perfectly well when doing $something->list();

See code in Test Script. 

Test script:
class Testing {
    public function scopeList() {
        echo "scopeList";
    public function __call($method, $parameters) {

        if($method == "list") {
    public static function __callStatic($method, $parameters) {

        $instance = new static;
        call_user_func_array([$instance, $method], $parameters);
// Testingg::list() failes;
$testing = new Testing();
$testing->list(); // this does not


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 [2015-12-18 12:57 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Duplicate
 [2015-12-18 12:58 UTC]
StackOverflow? Might explain why #71157 came in too.
 [2015-12-18 13:06 UTC] gregorv at web dot de
Yeah... obviously this was just copied by reading the question...
 [2015-12-18 13:08 UTC] gregorv at web dot de
He even copied my script one to one... that's sad...
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