This was more of something I wanted to play with. I wanted to convert $smcFunc into a method. So for instance lets say $smcFunc[‘db_quote’]() would be smcFunc::db_quote().
This wasn’t looking good at first. I thought I could use __construct and just intercept what is going on. But static calls do not use __construct. So this left me thinking of how I can achieve this. Of course I could just manually setup all functions inside a smcFunc class. But this would be a lot of work and wouldn’t work with db_extend.
Finally I came across what I need. It only exists in php 5.3.0+, so this isn’t a solution for everyone. But for my sites and where this script is going to be ran, I use php 5.3. I am using __callStatic. Simply using that, I then just use call_user_func_array to pass it to $smcFunc
Here is all the code needed to do this:
public static function __callStatic($name, $arugments)
return call_user_func_array($smcFunc[$name], $arugments);
Really slick and gets the job done nicely 🙂
Of course the smcFunc class won’t just have that, as I have other plans. However this is my biggest hurdle I needed to jump. I am hoping the others will be possible as well.