On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Evert Lammerts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> I'm pretty sure I found the problem - I should've spotted it earlier.
> The function ProfileList::render gets a reference to the $db object by
> its parameter &$db. While you loop over your results, you pass the
> reference on to $this->des->load. I'm guessing that the definition of
> $this->des->load is something like function load($id, $db);, in which
> case it's not getting a reference to the $db object but an actual copy
> in PHP4. Since PHP 5 there is a new object model that makes sure that
> any variable that holds an object is actually just a handle to the
> object - so whenever you pass it to a function you use it as a
> reference instead of a copy.
> To make it clear:
> class test {
>  var $a = 1;
>  function aa() {
>    $this->a++;
>  }
> }
> $c = new test();
> $d = $c;
> $c->aa();
> $d->aa();
> var_dump ($c);
> results in:
> object(test)#1 (1) { ["a"]=>  int(3) }
> This means you should first change the function definitions to not use
> references for objects, so take away the & at every &$db parameter.
> Second you need to create a new $db object for your $this->des->load
> function before the while loop in ProfileList::render. I think the
> safest option is to do something like $db2 = new Db(...). You can also
> use the keyword clone to clone an object, but i'm not sure what this
> does with your internal DB handle.... you could try and see what
> happens. Just add $db2 = clone $db; right before the while loop. Call
> $this->des->load with $db2 instead of $db.

aha, excellent explanation , and $db2 = clone$db; worked fine!

I was reading my way round php.net and getting closer I think, your
explanation and probably saved my a few days , so thanks.


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