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Constructor overloading?

Posted on 2003-11-28
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Hi out there,
I simply want to have a class that has multiple contructors. But this wont work.
In this example the constructor with the one argument is always called, even if i do new DocID();
Where am I wrong?
How can i do this?
Thanks in advance!
Greetings, -ulf-
Example
class DocID
{
      function DocID()
      {
            print "empty";
      }
      
      function DocID($repository,$case,$doc,$page)
      {
            print "3 args";
      }
      
      function DocID($httpGetVars)
      {
            print "1 arg";
      }
}
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by:mixmastr
ID: 9837929
class yeah {

 function test() {
 echo "test";
 }

 function bla() {
 echo "bla";
 }
}

$my = new yeah;
$my->bla();

Think this should work.
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lozloz earned 75 total points
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there's not constructor there mixmastr?

i think you're thinking of java/c++, php can't have multiple constructors as far as i'm aware, you're going to have to combine it all into one function with default arguments and go from there i suppose..

class DocID
{
     function DocID($repository = "",$case = "",$doc = "",$page = "")
     {
          if(!empty($repository) && !empty($case) && !empty($doc) && !empty($page)) {
            \\ print "3 args";
          } elseif(!empty($repository)) {
            \\ print "1 arg";
          } else {
            \\ empty
          }
     }
}

$doc = new DocID(args..);

loz
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by:mixmastr
ID: 9838373
Holy

looks like i read this question to fast.
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by:ulf_k
ID: 9840213
Thanx for your suggestion,
i did it that way.
Sad but true that overloading is not possible.

Greetings, -ulf-
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