From:             [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Operating system: All
PHP version:      4.0.6
PHP Bug Type:     Scripting Engine problem
Bug description:  Incorrect result using references and objects

If you set a property of an object to a global variable, it is no longer
possible to make a copy of that object! Every "copy" becomes a reference. 

--/ snip /--

class foo
        function foo()
                $this->test = 'Test';
                $GLOBALS['test'] =& $this->test;

$obj1 = new foo();
$copyOfObj1 = $obj1;  // Should be a copy, but is reference

$obj1->test = "changed!";
echo $copyOfObj1->test.'<br>';

--/ snip /--

The result of this code is: "changed!" but it should be "Test". 
$copyOfObj1 should be a copy of $obj1, but instead it acts like a

If you unset $GLOBALS['test'] then it copies as it should.

This is a bug occurs in all versions of PHP4 on all platforms (from what I
can tell).  

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