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Doc Bug #74048 Should explain how Collator::create() compares to new Collator()
Submitted: 2017-02-05 18:30 UTC Modified: 2021-03-04 13:01 UTC
From: teo8976 at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Verified Package: intl (PECL)
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2017-02-05 18:30 UTC] teo8976 at gmail dot com
Description:
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From manual page: http://www.php.net/collator.create
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Collator has a constructor and a static create() method.
No clue is given in the documentaion about why one should use "Collator::create()" rather than the constructor  "new Collator()". If thery are completely equivalent then it must be stated explicitly.


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 [2017-02-06 14:29 UTC] cmb@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Verified -Package: Documentation problem +Package: intl
 [2021-03-04 13:01 UTC] cmb@php.net
Without having a closer look, the difference is that the function
and static method return NULL on failure, while the constructor
returns an "empty" object in that case (cf. the return value
sections).  The latter would be pretty uncommon, since
constructors usually throw on failure, but changing this would be
a BC break (if the docs are correct in this regard).

Anyhow, it might be beneficial to actually merge the different
pages.
 
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