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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001391XdebugDocumentationpublic2017-12-02 16:19
Reportergaryamort Assigned Toderick  
PrioritylowSeveritytextReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Target Version2.5.1Fixed in Version2.6.0alpha1 
Summary0001391: Add backtrack for xdebug_call_class and related functions

xdebug_call_class, xdebug_call_file, and xdebug_call_function could be improved by allowing for an arguement to skip back a few steps.

IE instead of having to add calls at every point in every file where you want the caller info such as
$callFile = xdebug_call_file();
$callLine = xdebug_call_line();
$callClass = xdebug_call_class();

An easier option would be to declare a single function:
function dumpCaller($i = 0) {
$callFile = xdebug_call_file($i);
$callLine = xdebug_call_line($i);
echo "Called from $callLine in $callFile";

Allowing for multiple steps would allow using it in a code profiler, such as the common:

if {$profileFlag) {

Then if the start method, a call to dumpCaller with an argument of 2 would allow a backstep into the actual callee to find the actual caller.

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PHP Version7.1.0-7.1.4



2017-01-19 15:58

administrator   ~0004186

These three functions already support this argument, it looks like it's just not documented:


2017-01-31 18:06

administrator   ~0004196

Fixed in the docs, with some code changes coming in 2.6.0dev as the implementation was mostly broken.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-01-17 17:58 garyamort New Issue
2017-01-19 15:58 derick Note Added: 0004186
2017-01-19 15:58 derick Severity minor => text
2017-01-19 15:58 derick Status new => confirmed
2017-01-19 15:58 derick Category Feature/Change request => Documentation
2017-01-19 15:58 derick Target Version => 2.5.1
2017-01-31 18:06 derick Note Added: 0004196
2017-01-31 18:06 derick Status confirmed => closed
2017-01-31 18:06 derick Assigned To => derick
2017-01-31 18:06 derick Resolution open => fixed
2017-01-31 18:06 derick Fixed in Version => 2.6.0dev
2017-12-02 16:19 derick Fixed in Version 2.6.0dev => 2.6.0alpha1