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PHP Quick Scripting Reference by Mikael Olsson

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CHAPTER 22

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Magic Methods

There are a number of methods that can be implemented in a class for the purpose of being called internally by the PHP engine. These are known as magic methods and they are easy to recognize as they all start with two underscores. Listed in the table below are the magic methods that have been discussed so far.

Name Description
__construct(. . .) Called when creating a new instance.
__destruct() Called when object has no references left.
__call($name, $array) Called when invoking inaccessible methods in an object context.
__callStatic($name, $array) Called when invoking inaccessible methods in a ...

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