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Isn't accessing a static variable from a non-static function bad?


AFTNHombre
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I thought I was a beginner PHPer but now I'm not even sure I'm that. I have this class here which starts with:

    private static $FormatType = "";

but then further down:

    public function SetFormatType($NewFormatTypeId)
    {
        $this->FormatType = $NewFormatTypeId;
    }
    public function GetFormatType()
    {
        return $this->FormatType;
    }

Do you suppose that the original developer just had a singleton or something, then latter on he found that he was making more instances and PHP tolerates this behavior? Or am I missing something?

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Actually, there are many instances of this class, so I'd say the bad syntax is in the static keyword. So I guess I'll remove those. In fact, I'm surprised that every time a member is set, it doesn't clobber all the other instances' members.

 

Also, is there something wrong w/the reply notification? I haven't gotten any and I'm expecting several. My account is GMail. Are they blocking phpfreaks?

 

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