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0000687XdebugUsage problems (Wrong Results)public2011-04-29 17:022012-05-06 15:53
Reporternnmatveev 
Assigned Toderick 
PrioritynormalSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
StatusclosedResolutionfixed 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target Version2.2.0Fixed in Version 
Summary0000687: Xdebug does not show dynamically defined variable
Description"Dynamically" defined variables aren't visible with dbgp's context_get, but are visible with PHP's get_defined_vars() and actually exists
Steps To Reproduce<?php
$nameHolder = 'name';
$$nameHolder = 'value';
var_dump($$nameHolder);//breakpoint here
Additional Informationhttp://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/WI-3208 [^]
TagsNo tags attached.
Operating System
PHP Version5.3.6
Attached Fileslog file icon xdebug.log [^] (34,176 bytes) 2011-04-29 17:02

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(0001745)
Blizz (reporter)
2011-05-13 20:39

I don't know if this is related but it looks like it.
XDebug only reports a small fraction of an objects attributes compared to DBG.

If you have a class with subclasses DBG shows all member variables as well as the defined properties for both the class and anything it is derived off (including protected and private variables).

I honestly don't know if this is even possible to accomplish in XDebug but it is a lot more work to have to look up and add watches for most of the variables that were readily available in my previous debugger.

For example if an object has a getAttributes() function a ->attributes child variable would be displayed by DBG. I dont know if this is based on PHPDoc property statements or whether it detects getter like functions.

I really like a lot of stuff in XDebug but this is the only point atm that makes me switch back to my previous editor with DBG once in a while. Can you please make an even bigger fanboy out of me by making it so no switching is needed anymore ? :)

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-04-29 17:02 nnmatveev New Issue
2011-04-29 17:02 nnmatveev File Added: xdebug.log
2011-05-13 20:39 Blizz Note Added: 0001745
2012-03-12 16:25 derick Target Version => 2.2.0
2012-05-06 15:53 derick Status new => closed
2012-05-06 15:53 derick Assigned To => derick
2012-05-06 15:53 derick Resolution open => fixed
2016-07-31 13:36 derick Category Usage problems => Usage problems (Crashes)
2016-07-31 13:38 derick Category Usage problems (Crashes) => Usage problems (Wrong Results)


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