From:             [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Operating system: Linux 2.2
PHP version:      4.0.4
PHP Bug Type:     Variables related
Bug description:  Variable Variables and Constants

Variable variables techniques do not work when one of the
"variables" is a constant. The example below illustrates
this. This is probably the desired behavior for constants,
but was confusing for me when I was trying to figure it out.
The alternative I used was to add the variables I needed to
the $GLOBALS array instead of defining them as constants.



function connectTo($databaseName){
global $DB_Z_NAME;

return "\"".${$fullDatabaseName}."\"";


print "DB_X_NAME is ".connectTo("X")."
print "DB_Y_NAME is ".connectTo("Y")."
print "DB_Z_NAME is ".connectTo("Z")."


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