On Wed, 2002-05-15 at 17:13, Frank wrote:
> After installing PHP 4.2.0 I got the following error-message under a run:
> "Warning: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated - argument passed 
> by value; If you would like to pass it by reference, modify the declaration 
> of [runtime function name](). If you would like to enable call-time 
> pass-by-reference, you can set allow_call_time_pass_reference to true in 
> your INI file. However, future versions may not support this any longer. "
> This is actually big news as parameter passing is a fundamental issue.

What version did you upgrade from? This has been the case for over two
years. Here's the actual commit which added this warning:


...which is from Dec 15, 1999---5 months before PHP 4.0.0 was released. 
Chances are you had the error suppressed in php.ini.

> Anyway - it seems that I have to choose between either starting to rewrite 
> quite a lot of code right away or risk being forced to rewrite more later 
> if I use the quick fix with setting allow_call_time_pass_reference to true.
> Any thoughts?
> Frank

Yup. Start changing that code. :) 

Sorry if this seems overly glib but it's just the way things work. This 
has been hashed over before--check the list archives. Essentially, the
feeling is that references are not what you might expect if you come 
from a C-like background and the call-time syntax doesn't give you
the benefits you might expect.

Hope that explains some of it. I believe there is more on the topic
on zend.com, too.



 Torben Wilson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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