"_Override" magic method

ddumontddumont ✭✭
edited June 2011 in Development
When you do this, are you passed the overridden function so that you can call it for some default behavior?

Also, do you know if you can "un-echo" stuff with php or otherwise modify the output buffer?

For example, override a method to change the input it gets called with (by calling it yourself) and then go fix up markup that it printed.


  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    In an override method you are given a reference to the object that you are overriding, so you can call the original method yourself on $Sender.

    PHP has an output buffer and it works like a stack. So if you call ob_start() then echo a bunch of stuff then call ob_get_clean() you will get everything in the output buffer from your call to ob_start(), but you'll leave the rest of the output buffer intact. Really good implementation actually.
  • nice, that's some great info... It gives me a route to go down when you're too busy and i'm twiddling my thumbs trying not to push the close button on your placeholder tasks. ;)
  • @ddumont & @Todd

    Are we talking about Magic Event or Magic Method?

    Seriously, Magic Method got override capability?

  • Override should be a last resort, monkey patch.

    grep is your friend.

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