From:             [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Operating system: Slackware 7
PHP version:      4.0.6
PHP Bug Type:     Scripting Engine problem
Bug description:  "return" returns a copy of an object instead of a reference

Class ChildClass {
        var $value;
        function ChildClass($value){
                $this->value = $value;

Class ParentClass {
        var $children;
        function ParentClass(){
                $this->children = array();
        function AddChild($value){
                $child = &new ChildClass($value);
                array_push($this->children, &$child);
                return $child;

$p1 = &new ParentClass();

$c1 = &$p1->AddChild('set in constructor');
$c1->value = 'set elsewhere';

echo "the reference to the object created in AddBand and stored in the
parentclass' array is different to that returned by the AddBand
echo $p1->children[0]->value."<br>";
echo $c1->value;


"return" is returning a copy of the object created in parentclass->AddChild
instead of a reference. "return &$object" is flagged as invalid by the php

thanks a lot
olli holliday
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