On 21 December 2010 19:12, Carlos Medina <i...@simply-networks.de> wrote:
> Am 21.12.2010 17:36, schrieb Richard Quadling:
>> If I have an abstract class of Task and I want all subclasses of Task
>> to have a private method _runTask, is there a way to enforce this?
>> Currently an abstract private function in an abstract class isn't allowed.
>> Fatal error: Abstract function Task::_runTask() cannot be declared
>> private in D:\PHP\Includes\Task.php on line 91
>> Now I'm pretty sure there are valid reasons for this, but, for me, the
>> key part here is the "abstract" modifier.
>> This should be read first and foremost and simply say that somewhere
>> in the subclasses, this method must defined. And if it must be defined
>> as private, then so be it.
> Hi Richard,
> okay you want to use an abstract class (not instantiable) with a private
> abstract method. I think this doesnt make sense. And i think, PHP does not
> allow this because the inheritance constraint will be failed (you can use
> only in the class itself).
Thanks for that. Things were getting too complicated because I had 2
significantly different features in 1 class. Now I've got 2 interfaces
(TaskInterface and TaskControllerInterface), things make more sense to
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