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[nycphp-talk] Significance of the '::' Notation/Convention in Functions

Phil Duffy phil at bearingasset.com
Fri Sep 29 11:16:48 EDT 2006


Thanks, Scott.  That was what I needed.

Phil

> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Scott Mattocks
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> Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] Significance of the '::' Notation/Convention in
> Functions
> 
> It is used to call methods statically and it is part of "pure" PHP.
> 
> http://us2.php.net/manual/en/keyword.paamayim-nekudotayim.php
> 
> Phil Duffy wrote:
> > What is the significance of the '::' notation in functions?  It seems to
> > appear in PEAR, as in PEAR::isError()
> > <http://pear.php.net/manual/en/core.pear.pear.iserror.php> , but I have
> also
> > seen it in Seagull, which is based upon PEAR.  I assume it is not a part
> of
> > pure PHP since it doesn't appear in any of the indices in the PHP books
> I
> > have read.  I have not found an explanation of this notation in the PEAR
> > Manual.
> >
> > Phil Duffy
> >
> >
> >
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