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Throwing Basic Exceptions When Auto Loading Classes in PHP 5
Dec 12, 2007 @ 07:55:00

DevShed has posted the second part of their series looking at handling exceptions in a PHP5 application today. This one focuses on capturing the errors thrown when your script autoloads classes.

Bearing in mind this intrinsic limitation exposed by the "__autoload()" magic function when it comes to triggering exceptions at runtime, in this second article of the series I'm going to show you some basic workarounds that you can implement to provide this function with the ability to throw exceptions when a determined source class fails to be included.

They give two examples of the use of the __autoload function as well as a method to capture the fatal errors that it might throw (using an eval inside of it to check on the class).

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