Anonymous Objects in PHP

by jenny on 18 November 2009 - 07:42pm in

For real quick and dirty one-liner anonymous objects, just cast an associative array:

<?php
$obj
= (object) array('foo' => 'bar', 'property' => 'value');

echo
$obj->foo; // prints 'bar'
echo $obj->property; // prints 'value'
?>

... no need to create a new class or function to accomplish it.

Source: http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.oop5.php#84292

Raad, stdClass

Does that turn the array to an stdClass?

Casting

Yes, what you end up with in $obj is a stdClass. A print_r($obj); would look like this:

<?php
stdClass Object
(
    [
foo] => bar
   
[property] => value
)
?>