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When is Object::extend(...) useful or required?

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Community Member, 166 Posts

10 October 2011 at 3:57pm


I'm trying to get my head around Object::extend(...)...

Please tell me if I understand what it does correctly:

  • Goes through all of the current object's extensions
  • Checks if a method of the same name as parameter $method exists,
  • And if so, calls the method with the parameters $a1-$a7

When would I need to use Object::extend? Are the situations when it is useful or even necessary? Any code examples that show its usefulness?

Thanks very much.



Community Member, 166 Posts

12 October 2011 at 11:05pm

This question was partially answered in this thread.