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PHP 8.0 Upgrade to boxes.php class

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PHP 8.0 requires that any classes that use the class name as a function name for the constructor function be changed to use  __construct() instead. This is an issue for the class boxes.php where the constructors may also be called directly from other classes. Has anyone worked out a solution for this class?

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Thanks for the response.

7.x announced that using matching function names as constructors would be removed as of 8.0.  They still work in 7.x versions as is.

 class tableBox {
    var $table_border = '2px solid #ccc;';
    var $table_width = '100%';
    var $table_cellspacing = '0';
    var $table_cellpadding = '0';
    var $table_parameters = '';
    var $table_row_parameters = 'style="vertical-align: middle;"';
    var $table_data_parameters = '';
    var $table_top_space = ''; // added AF 22APR05

// class constructor
    function tableBox($contents, $direct_output = false) {
      $tableBox_string = '<table style="border: ' . tep_output_string($this->table_border) . ' width: ' . tep_output_string($this->table_width) . '; border-spacing: ' . tep_output_string($this->table_cellspacing) . '; padding: ' . tep_output_string($this->table_cellpadding) . ';"';
      if (tep_not_null($this->table_parameters)) $tableBox_string .= ' ' . $this->table_parameters;
      $tableBox_string .= '>' . "\n";  etc.

Every extension of tableBox in boxes.php calls $this->tableBox().  So if it is really the constructor also, as marked in the code above, seems like every version  2.x.x, and probably some later versions, are headed for a breakdown when PHP is upgraded to 8.0.

I haven't figured out why boxes.php is built like this, unless it is just to create all the extensions on startup.. In every other class, the matching function name could be changed to __construct without a problem.  Can't believe I'm the first person to notice this problem.

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