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05-15-2008, 05:52 PM #1
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Non-static method X should not be called statically?!
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
if (substr(phpversion(),0,1) != '6')
error_reporting(E_ALL & ~E_STRICT);
PHP 5 & MySQL 5 (Y)
05-15-2008, 07:21 PM #2
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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.