1.2.542. Illegal Name For Method

PHP has reserved usage of methods starting with __ for magic methods. It is recommended to avoid using this prefix, to prevent confusions.

<?php

class foo{
    // Constructor
    function __construct() {}

    // Constructor's typo
    function __constructor() {}

    // Illegal function name, even as private
    private function __bar() {}
}

?>

See also Magic Methods.

1.2.542.1. Suggestions

  • Avoid method names starting with a double underscore : __

  • Use method visibilities to ensure that methods are only available to the current class or its children

1.2.542.2. Specs

Short name

Classes/WrongName

Rulesets

All, Analyze

Exakat since

0.9.2

PHP Version

All

Severity

Major

Time To Fix

Slow (1 hour)

Precision

Very high

Features

method

Examples

PrestaShop, Magento

Available in

Entreprise Edition, Exakat Cloud