[php-maint] Bug#463255: php5: Reflection object fails to recognise runtime class properties as public

mark.2391 at blueyonder.co.uk mark.2391 at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Jan 30 16:17:33 UTC 2008

Package: php5
Version: 5.2.0-8+etch10
Severity: important

According to a friend, the code below works correctly on PHP 5.2.3 but in the current Debian stable distribuion it fails to produce the right result. Note that the 
myRuntimeProperty is absent from the second var_dump at the end.


class Test
    public $myDeclaredProperty = 1;

    public function __construct()
        $this->myRuntimeProperty = 2;

    public function getPublicProperties()
        $r = new ReflectionObject($this);
        $properties = $r->getProperties();
        $publicProperties = array();
        foreach ($properties as $property) {
            if ($property->isPublic()) {
                $publicProperties[$property->getName()] = 
        return $publicProperties;
echo 'Running ' . phpversion() . "\n";
$obj = new Test();
echo "Dumping object:\n";
echo "Dumping public properties according to Reflection object\n";

My output:

Running 5.2.0-8+etch10
Dumping object:
object(Test)#1 (2) {
Dumping public properties according to Reflection object
array(1) {

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (1001, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-5-amd64
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages php5 depends on:
ii  libapache2-mod-php5       5.2.0-8+etch10 server-side, HTML-embedded scripti
ii  php5-common               5.2.0-8+etch10 Common files for packages built fr

php5 recommends no packages.

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