自動的に定義される定数

PHPには実行されるスクリプトで使用可能な多くの 定義済みの定数があります。 しかし、これらの定数の多くは、種々の拡張モジュールにより作成され、 動的なロードやコンパイル時の組込みにより、これらの拡張モジュールが 使用可能である場合にのみ定義されます。

使われ方によって変化する自動的に定義される定数(マジカル定数)が 8 つあります。 例えば、__LINE__はスクリプト上において 呼び出された行番号です。特別定数は大文字小文字を区別しません。 内容は以下のとおりです:

PHP の "マジック" 定数
名前 説明
__LINE__ ファイル上の現在の行番号。
__FILE__ ファイルのフルパスとファイル名。インクルードされるファイルの 中で使用された場合、インクルードされるファイルの名前が返されます。 PHP 4.0.2 以降では __FILE__ は常に絶対パスで、シンボリックリンクは解決されます。 それより前のバージョンでは、場合によっては相対パスが返されることもあります。
__DIR__ そのファイルの存在するディレクトリ。include の中で使用すると、 インクルードされるファイルの存在するディレクトリを返します。 つまり、これは dirname(__FILE__) と同じ意味です。 ルートディレクトリである場合を除き、ディレクトリ名の末尾にスラッシュはつきません (PHP 5.3.0 で追加されました)。
__FUNCTION__ 関数名(PHP4.3.0で追加されました)。 PHP 5以降、この定数は宣言時の関数名(ケース依存)を返します。 PHP 4では、この値は常に小文字で返されました。
__CLASS__ クラス名(PHP4.3.0で追加されました)。 PHP 5以降、この定数は宣言時のクラス名(ケース依存)を返します。 PHP 4では、この値は常に小文字で返されました。 クラス名には、そのクラスが宣言されている名前空間も含みます (例 Foo\Bar)。 PHP 5.4 以降では、__CLASS__ がトレイトでも使えることに注意しましょう。トレイトのメソッド内で __CLASS__ を使うと、そのトレイトを use しているクラスの名前を返します。
__TRAIT__ トレイト名 (PHP 5.4.0 で追加されました)。PHP 5.4 以降では、 この定数はトレイト名を宣言時のままで返します (大文字小文字を区別します)。 トレイト名には、宣言された名前空間も含みます (例 Foo\Bar)。
__METHOD__ クラスのメソッド名(PHP5.0.0で追加されました)。 メソッド名は宣言時と同じ(ケース依存)を返します。
__NAMESPACE__ 現在の名前空間の名前 (大文字小文字を区別します)。 この定数はコンパイル時に定義されます (PHP 5.3.0 で追加されました)。

get_class(), get_object_vars(), file_exists(), function_exists()も参照してください。

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vijaykoul_007 at rediffmail dot com
8 years ago
the difference between
__FUNCTION__ and __METHOD__ as in PHP 5.0.4 is that

__FUNCTION__ returns only the name of the function

while as __METHOD__ returns the name of the class alongwith the name of the function

class trick
{
      function doit()
      {
                echo __FUNCTION__;
      }
      function doitagain()
      {
                echo __METHOD__;
      }
}
$obj=new trick();
$obj->doit();
output will be ----  doit
$obj->doitagain();
output will be ----- trick::doitagain
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skoobiedu at gmail dot com
4 months ago
__DIR__ is actually equivalent to realpath(dirname(__FILE__)).

Here's a modified version of the one-liner eyecatchup at gmail dot com[1] wrote:

<?php
// ensure the __DIR__ constant is defined for PHP 4.0.6 and newer
(@__DIR__ == '__DIR__') && define('__DIR__', realpath(dirname(__FILE__)));
?>

Their version also works on PHP 4.0.6, but doesn't use realpath. __DIR__ is an absolute path to the current file.

[1] http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.constants.predefined.php#113233
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raat1979 at gmail dot com
7 months ago
Magic constants can not be tested with defined($name)

<?php
   
if(!defined(__DIR__)){
       
//will not work
   
}
?>

when __DIR__ is not defined and you use it anyway php assumes you meant '__DIR__' and  throws a notice.
because of this assumption we can do:

<?php
if(@__DIR__ == '__DIR__'){
    echo
'magic __DIR__ constant NOT defined';
  
//insert this code where needed, remember that because they are MAGIC constants defining __DIR__ is completely useless
}echo{
    echo
'magic __DIR__ constant IS defined';
 
}

?>
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php at kennel17 dot co dot uk
6 years ago
Further to my previous note, the 'object' element of the array can be used to get the parent object.  So changing the get_class_static() function to the following will make the code behave as expected:

<?php
   
function get_class_static() {
       
$bt = debug_backtrace();
   
        if (isset(
$bt[1]['object']))
            return
get_class($bt[1]['object']);
        else
            return
$bt[1]['class'];
    }
?>

HOWEVER, it still fails when being called statically.  Changing the last two lines of my previous example to

<?php
  foo
::printClassName();
 
bar::printClassName();
?>

...still gives the same problematic result in PHP5, but in this case the 'object' property is not set, so that technique is unavailable.
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david at thegallagher dot net
2 years ago
You cannot check if a magic constant is defined. This means there is no point in checking if __DIR__ is defined then defining it. `defined('__DIR__')` always returns false. Defining __DIR__ will silently fail in PHP 5.3+. This could cause compatibility issues if your script includes other scripts.

Here is proof:

<?php
echo (defined('__DIR__') ? '__DIR__ is defined' : '__DIR__ is NOT defined' . PHP_EOL);
echo (
defined('__FILE__') ? '__FILE__ is defined' : '__FILE__ is NOT defined' . PHP_EOL);
echo (
defined('PHP_VERSION') ? 'PHP_VERSION is defined' : 'PHP_VERSION is NOT defined') . PHP_EOL;
echo
'PHP Version: ' . PHP_VERSION . PHP_EOL;
?>

Output:
__DIR__ is NOT defined
__FILE__ is NOT defined
PHP_VERSION is defined
PHP Version: 5.3.6
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chris dot kistner at gmail dot com
2 years ago
There is no way to implement a backwards compatible __DIR__ in versions prior to 5.3.0.

The only thing that you can do is to perform a recursive search and replace to dirname(__FILE__):
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 sed -i 's/__DIR__/dirname(__FILE__)/'
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claude at NOSPAM dot claude dot nl
9 years ago
Note that __CLASS__ contains the class it is called in; in lowercase. So the code:

class A
{
    function showclass()
    {
        echo __CLASS__;
    }
}

class B extends A
{
}

$a = new A();
$b = new B();

$a->showclass();
$b->showclass();
A::showclass();
B::showclass();

results in "aaaa";
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eyecatchup at gmail dot com
7 months ago
As pointed out by david at thegallagher dot net[1], you can NOT use the defined() function to check if a *magic* constant is defined.  Often seen, but will not work:
<?php
   
if (!defined('__MAGIC_CONSTANT__')) {
       
// FAIL! even if __MAGIC_CONSTANT__ is defined,
        // defined('__MAGIC_CONSTANT__') will ALWAYS return (bool)false.
   
}
?>

Now, raat1979 at gmail dot com[2] pointed out a solution to check if a magic constant is defined or not (which actually works reliable). Thanks to dynamic typecasting in PHP, if a constant lookup fails PHP interprets the given constant name as string (note that a notice is thrown nonetheless. thus, use "@" to suppress it).
<?php
    var_dump
(@UNDEFINED_CONSTANT_NAME);  //prints: string(23) "UNDEFINED_CONSTANT_NAME"
?>

Meaning we can check for all constants - including magic constants (eg __DIR__) - as follows:
<?php
   
if (@__DIR__ == '__DIR__'){
       
// __DIR__ was interpreted as string. thus, (magic) constant __DIR__ is not defined.
   
}
?>

However, what is wrong in raat1979 at gmail dot com's note[2] is this comment:
> "remember that because they are MAGIC constants defining __DIR__ is completely useless"

In fact, you *can* define magic constants (as long as they haven't been defined before, of course).

Based on all I've read and tested today, here is my code I use to make the `__DIR__` magic constant work with all PHP versions (4.3.1 - 5.5.3):
<?php
   
// Ensure that PHP's magic constant __DIR__ is defined - no matter of the PHP version.

    // If magic __DIR__ constant is not defined, define it.
   
(@__DIR__ == '__DIR__') && define('__DIR__', dirname(__FILE__));

   
// All PHP versions (>= 4.3.1) can use the magic __DIR__ constant now..
    // Demo (outputs and VLD opcodes) here: http://3v4l.org/bm6e1
?>

[1] http://us2.php.net/manual/en/language.constants.predefined.php#107614
[2] http://us2.php.net/manual/en/language.constants.predefined.php#113130
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skoobiedu at gmail dot com
3 months ago
What eyecatchup and I posted are good one-liners, but they are fundamentally flawed. Magic constants cannot be defined in a backward-compatible manner in PHP code because the value of a magic constant is defined at run-time based on the current context.

__DIR__ is defined relative to the current file. If you define it in one file using the method that I or eyecatchup posted, then the value is dependant upon the location of the file where it is defined.

Example:
* directory structure:
/dir/other/other_dir.php
/dir/define_dir.php
/dir/same_dir.php
/parent_dir.php

* /dir/define_dir.php
<?php
/**
 * Ensure the __DIR__ constant is defined for PHP 4.0.6 and newer.
 */
(@__DIR__ == '__DIR__') && define('__DIR__', realpath(dirname(__FILE__)));
?>

* /dir/same_dir.php
<?php
require('define_dir.php');

echo
'function: ' . realpath(dirname(__FILE__)) . "\n";
echo
' __DIR__: ' . __DIR__ . "\n";
?>

* /dir/other/other_dir.php
<?php
require('../define_dir.php');

echo
'function: ' . realpath(dirname(__FILE__)) . "\n";
echo
' __DIR__: ' . __DIR__ . "\n";
?>

* /parent_dir.php
<?php
require('dir/define_dir.php');

echo
'function: ' . realpath(dirname(__FILE__)) . "\n";
echo
' __DIR__: ' . __DIR__ . "\n";
?>

*** OUTPUT: PHP 5.2.17 ***
same_dir.php:
function: /dir
 __DIR__: /dir

other_dir.php:
function: /dir/other
 __DIR__: /dir

parent_dir.php:
function: /
 __DIR__: /dir

As you can see, only when the running script is in the same directory as the file that defines __DIR__, will __DIR__ have the correct value.

You could use the following function:
<?php
function abspath($file)
{
  return
realpath(dirname($file));
}
?>

And call it like so wherever you would use __DIR__:
<?php
abspath
(__FILE__);
?>

Magic constants are fickle creatures.
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madboyka at yahoo dot com
3 years ago
Since namespace were introduced, it would be nice to have a magic constant or function (like get_class()) which would return the class name without the namespaces.

On windows I used basename(__CLASS__). (LOL)
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user9 at voloreport dot com
2 years ago
Note that __FILE__ has a quirk when used inside an eval() call. It will tack on something like "(80) : eval()'d code" (the number may change) on the end of the string at run-time. The workaround is:

$script = php_strip_whitespace('myprogram.php');
$script = str_replace('__FILE__',"preg_replace('@\(.*\(.*$@', '', __FILE__,1)",$script);
eval($script);
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php at kenman dot net
21 days ago
Just learned an interesting tidbit regarding __FILE__ and the newer __DIR__ with respect to code run from a network share: the constants will return the *share* path when executed from the context of the share.

Examples:

// normal context
// called as "php -f c:\test.php"
 __DIR__ === 'c:\';
__FILE__ === 'c:\test.php';

// network share context
// called as "php -f \\computerName\c$\test.php"
 __DIR__ === '\\computerName\c$';
__FILE__ === '\\computerName\c$\test.php';

NOTE: realpath('.') always seems to return an actual filesystem path regardless of the execution context.
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meindertjan at gmail dot spamspamspam dot com
2 months ago
A lot of notes here concern defining the __DIR__ magic constant for PHP versions not supporting the feature. Of course you can define this magic constant for PHP versions not yet having this constant, but it will defeat its purpose as soon as you are using the constant in an included file, which may be in a different directory then the file defining the __DIR__ constant. As such, the constant has lost its *magic*, and would be rather useless unless you assure yourself to have all of your includes in the same directory.

Concluding: eye catchup at gmail dot com's note regarding whether you can or cannot define magic constants is valid, but stating that defining __DIR__ is not useless, is not!
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Anonymous
2 years ago
Further clarification on the __TRAIT__ magic constant.

<?php
trait PeanutButter {
    function
traitName() {echo __TRAIT__;}
}

trait
PeanutButterAndJelly {
    use
PeanutButter;
}

class
Test {
    use
PeanutButterAndJelly;
}

(new
Test)->traitName(); //PeanutButter
?>
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Tomek Perlak [tomekperlak at tlen pl]
7 years ago
The __CLASS__ magic constant nicely complements the get_class() function.

Sometimes you need to know both:
- name of the inherited class
- name of the class actually executed

Here's an example that shows the possible solution:

<?php

class base_class
{
    function
say_a()
    {
        echo
"'a' - said the " . __CLASS__ . "<br/>";
    }

    function
say_b()
    {
        echo
"'b' - said the " . get_class($this) . "<br/>";
    }

}

class
derived_class extends base_class
{
    function
say_a()
    {
       
parent::say_a();
        echo
"'a' - said the " . __CLASS__ . "<br/>";
    }

    function
say_b()
    {
       
parent::say_b();
        echo
"'b' - said the " . get_class($this) . "<br/>";
    }
}

$obj_b = new derived_class();

$obj_b->say_a();
echo
"<br/>";
$obj_b->say_b();

?>

The output should look roughly like this:

'a' - said the base_class
'a' - said the derived_class

'b' - said the derived_class
'b' - said the derived_class
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