View Full Version : Non-static method X should not be called statically?!

05-15-2008, 06:52 PM

I am having this error suddenly out of the blue:

Non-static method SpawConfig::getStaticConfigItem() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context

I'm using www.spaweditor.com in my PHP 5.2 website. My error reporting is set so that it does not display E_STRICT errors:

if (substr(phpversion(),0,1) != '6')
error_reporting(E_ALL & ~E_STRICT);

by _Aerospace_Eng_ from: http://codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=139835

05-15-2008, 08:21 PM
Something tells me that you should ask the people at spaweditor.com - they would know their code a lot better than we would.

On a high level: A static method is a method that works on the class as a whole, not an instance of the class. Like in Java how you can have a Math object so that you can call Math.pow(2,4) (calculates 2^4). It would be silly to have to instantiate the math object just to do powers - instead you can call it independently of the object. What that error implies is that you have a class that has a static method. The static method is calling a function that is associated with an instance of the class, not the class itself. That would be like if Math.pow required an instance of the Math class to be instantiated.

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