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David Sklar's Blog:
Runkit, "static", and inheritance
May 17, 2007 @ 08:43:00

David Sklar points out an issue that keeps coming up over and over again in the course of object-oriented applications - why the static keyword doesn't know about inheritance.

There are plenty of good reasons why PHP 5 works this way and it seems that in PHP 6 the static keyword will be able to be used in place of self to get the dynamic behavior a lot of folks are looking for. [...] All well and good once PHP 6 is done.

In the meantime, I was noodling around with runkit and came up with some glue that lets you do something like this.

In his runkit example uses a glue class called MethodHelper that uses various things (including some reflection) to manually look into the classes and find the static information.

A fun proof of concept, but not something (for efficiency reasons) you'd probably want to run on a busy production site.
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