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<?php class Base { private function priv() { echo "Base\n"; } // Expose the private method directly. public function callPriv() { $this->priv(); } // Expose the method via call_user_func(). public function call() { call_user_func(array($this, 'priv')); } // Expose either method using Reflection. public function reflect() { $rm = new ReflectionMethod($this, 'priv'); $rm->setAccessible(true); $rm->invoke($this); } } class Child extends Base { // A child private method. Does it override the base method ? private function priv() { echo "Child\n"; } // Expose the private method directly. public function callPriv() { $this->priv(); } } $f = new Child(); // Shouldn't instance method calls invoke the method from the instance class ? $f->callPriv(); $f->call('priv'); $f->reflect('priv');
Output for 7.4.0 - 7.4.33, 8.0.0 - 8.0.30, 8.1.0 - 8.1.27, 8.2.0 - 8.2.16, 8.3.0 - 8.3.3
Child Base Child
Output for 7.1.0 - 7.1.20, 7.2.0 - 7.2.33, 7.3.16 - 7.3.33
Child Child Child

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