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Request #71723 Ability to create internal classes/functions
Submitted: 2016-03-06 15:59 UTC Modified: 2016-03-27 12:32 UTC
From: untuned20 at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Suspended Package: *Programming Data Structures
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2016-03-06 15:59 UTC] untuned20 at gmail dot com
The ability to make classes/functions "internal" which would make them only instantiatable and/or callable from within the current root namespace.

This would be helpful when creating a library where you only want classes to be available to other classes within the library. As to someone using the library they wouldn't be able to initiate the class in the library or use it outside of the namespace.

Test script:
namespace RootSpace\SubSpace;
internal class TestClass {}


namespace RootSpace\OtherSpace;
use RootSpace\SubSpace\TestClass;
class AnotherClass {
	public function test(){
		$class = new TestClass();


namespace MySpace;
use RootSpace\SubSpace\TestClass;
class MyClass {
	public function test(){
		$class = new TestClass();

Expected result:
"AnotherClass" should create an instance of TestClass it "AnotherClass::test()" is called because they share the same root space "RootSpace".

"MyClass" should throw an error when "MyClass::test()" is called because it isn't in the root space "RootSpace"


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 [2016-03-27 12:32 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Suspended
 [2016-03-27 12:32 UTC]
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