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ReflectionParameter::isDefaultValueAvailable

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ReflectionParameter::isDefaultValueAvailableChecks if a default value is available

Description

public bool ReflectionParameter::isDefaultValueAvailable ( void )

Checks if a default value for the parameter is available.

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Values

TRUE if a default value is available, otherwise FALSE

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2 years ago
A quick gotcha that I wasn't aware of, suppose you have a function definition like this:

<?php
function foo(array $bar = array('baz' => ''),$che){}
?>

And you want to check if $bar has a default value:

<?php
$rfunc
= new ReflectionFunction('foo');
$rparams = $rfunc->getParams();

echo
$rparams[0]->isDefaultValueAvailable() ? 'TRUE' : 'FALSE';
?>

That will echo 'FALSE' because $che has no default value so $bar becomes required and the Reflection interface no long sees $bar's default value of array('baz' => '').

The solution is to give $che a default value also:

<?php
function foo(array $bar = array('baz' => ''),$che = null){}
?>

And then $bar's default value will be visible again.

While I understand why it does this, I still wish there was a way to get the default value without resorting to giving all params after it a default value also.
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