Variable value as object handler?

  • RockmanTV
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm having some trouble with this in another project and my former solution is no longer working so once again I have to visit this question. Is there a way to assign a variable a value, and then for that variable to act as the object with the same name of the value it was given?

For example, lets say I had this code:
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$title = 'HOME';
$title = strtolower($title).'_HL';
  1. $title = 'HOME';
  2. $title = strtolower($title).'_HL';

Would there be a way for me to get $title to act as a handler for an object $home_HL so that I could call $home_HL->get_name() and it would return $home_HL's name? My previous solution was to use globals like so:
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$GLOBALS[$title]->get_name(); //Would return the name of the object.

However, for my project, register_globals has been disabled and there isn't a good way to get them turned back on so I am at a loss as to what I can do. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  • nexuslite
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  • Loc: Keizer, OR

Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm not completely sure what this is about but this should solve any global scope problem.

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class Title {
    var $name = 'HOME';
    function get_name() {
        return $this->name;

function Test() {
    $title = new Title;
    echo $title->get_name();

  1. class Title {
  2.     var $name = 'HOME';
  3.     function get_name() {
  4.         return $this->name;
  5.     }
  6. }
  7. function Test() {
  8.     $title = new Title;
  9.     echo $title->get_name();
  10. }
  11. Test();
  • joebert
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Try adding another $ in front of the variable holding the name of the object.

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$obj = 'home_HL';
  1. $obj = 'home_HL';
  2. $$obj->method();

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