php - Type hinting for any object
I've been working on code that's intended to be used with objects, without really caring what the kind of object is. I wanted to type hint that the method being written expected an object of any type, but ran into some difficulty.
function myFunc (object $obj) and
function myFunc (stdClass $obj) but both of these generated errors when I tried to pass objects in:
Catchable fatal error: Argument 1 passed to MyClass::MyFunc() must be an instance of object, instance of ObjectActualClass given
The same happened with
stdClass as well
What am I missing? I thought that all classes that didn't explicitly inherit from another class inherited from
stdClass, meaning that the base class of every class in PHP would be
stdClass. Is this not the case?