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Bug #73495 Class name As Const
Submitted: 2016-11-11 08:38 UTC Modified: 2016-11-11 10:28 UTC
From: takeo dot tanha at live dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Not a bug Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: 7.0.13 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2016-11-11 08:38 UTC] takeo dot tanha at live dot com
in example we have a class (bar) that have a static function that do somthing.
when in other class (foo) we Define bar class name as Const and when we want use it to run static  function we have an error : 

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '::' (T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM) in index.php on line 7

Test script:
class foo
	const MY_CONST = "bar";
	public function __construct()
class bar
	public static function message()
		echo "hello";
new foo();

Expected result:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '::' (T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM) in index.php on line 7


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 [2016-11-11 10:28 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2016-11-11 10:28 UTC]
This syntax is not suppossed to work. Check the chapter on passing
callables[1] in the PHP manual for working alternatives; for instance,
you could do it like <>. Also consider to use
bar::class instead of hardcoding the class name as string (see

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