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The ReflectionException class

(PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)


The ReflectionException class.

Class synopsis

class ReflectionException extends Exception {
/* Inherited properties */
protected string $message = "";
private string $string = "";
protected int $code;
protected string $file = "";
protected int $line;
private array $trace = [];
private ?Throwable $previous = null;
/* Inherited methods */
public Exception::__construct(string $message = "", int $code = 0, ?Throwable $previous = null)
final public Exception::getMessage(): string
final public Exception::getCode(): int
final public Exception::getFile(): string
final public Exception::getLine(): int
final public Exception::getTrace(): array
final public Exception::getTraceAsString(): string
public Exception::__toString(): string
private Exception::__clone(): void
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User Contributed Notes 1 note

4 years ago
Note that this exception is unchecked even if it is not based on RuntimeException. Such error must lead to direct fixes in code and not in catch-handle of situation.

Also keep in mind that IDE (mine is Phpstorm 2018.3.4) inspections will highlight it for that reason so do not create phpdoc with throws for any Runtime exceptions.


* This way is wrong
* @throws \ReflectionException
function createReflection()
return new
\ReflectionClass('invalid argument');

* This way is fine(I don't mean the code of course)
function createReflection()
return new
\ReflectionClass('invalid argument');
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