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The Destruct Magic Function in PHP 5
Jun 24, 2009 @ 13:46:18

DevShed has posted the second to last part of their tutorial series looking at the magic functions in PHP. This time they focus on the destruct function, a method that is fired off when an object is being removed from memory.

There are a few [other methods] that can be really useful for performing relatively complex tasks with a minimal amount of code. That's exactly the case with the "__destruct()" method, which will be called automatically by the PHP engine before destroying an instance of a particular class at the end of a script.

They update their example class with a new __destruct method that takes the user information inserted previously, serializes it and drops it into the current session.

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