The ReflectionType class

(PHP 7)

Introduction

The ReflectionType class reports information about a function's return type.

Class synopsis

ReflectionType {
/* Methods */
public allowsNull ( void ) : bool
public isBuiltin ( void ) : bool
public __toString ( void ) : string
}

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1franck
8 months ago
For those who stumble on notice about ReflectionType::__toString() beeing deprecated, use method ReflectionType::getName() instead which is not yet documented.
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roland at mxchange dot org
7 months ago
I guess it is <?php ReflectionNamedType::getName(); ?> ?
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Ondej Mirtes
1 month ago
Method ReflectionType::getName() does not exist. This may have been virtually true in the past but not anymore. It exists on ReflectionNamedType which used to be the only child class of ReflectionType. So you could have kind of relied on that.

But in PHP 8 there's also ReflectionUnionType which doesn't have the getName() method. So in order to support PHP 8, you need to support both ReflectionNamedType and ReflectionUnionType.
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benjamin dot morel at gmail dot com
1 month ago
Known subclasses:

- ReflectionNamedType
- ReflectionUnionType
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