News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

David Otton's Blog:
PHP Tip Classes Aren't Derived From stdClass
November 16, 2008 @ 10:54:53

David Otton has shared a discovery he's come across in his development - user-defined classes are not derived from stdClass.

Many OO languages have the concept of a single base class from which all other classes are explicitly or implicitly descended. For example, Ruby, Java and .NET all have Object. It's a very common belief that PHP implements stdClass as a base class for all objects, but this is in fact not the case.

He illustrates with a code example showing the results of calls to instanceof with a normal user class and one that extends the stdClass object.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
class stdclass standard example instanceof


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

php|architect Blog: Less Code isnít Always Better

SitePoint PHP Blog: Repository Design Pattern Demystified

Padraic Brady's Blog: Any Behaviour-Driven Development Tools for PHP?

Jeff Moore's Blog: Closures (& Lambda Functions) are coming to PHP

Rob Allen's Blog: Simple Zend_Form Example


Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


api language laravel5 conference voicesoftheelephpant extension development release interview library wordpress series introduction framework psr7 opinion community podcast laravel unittest

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework