Ok, this is a weird problem, so please bear with me as I explain.
We upgraded our dev servers from PHP 5.2.5 to 5.3.1.
Loading up our code after the switch, we start getting errors like:
Warning: Parameter 2 to mysqli_stmt::bind_param() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/spot/trunk/system/core/Database.class.php on line 105
the line mentioned (105) is as follows:
call_user_func_array(Array($stmt, 'bind_param'), $passArray);
we changed the line to the following:
call_user_func_array(Array($stmt, 'bind_param'), &$passArray);
at this point (because
allow_call_time_pass_reference) is turned off, php throws this:
Deprecated: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated in /home/spot/trunk/system/core/Database.class.php on line 105
After trying to fix this for some time, I broke down and set
allow_call_time_pass_reference to on.
That got rid of the
Deprecated warning, but now the
Warning: Parameter 2 to mysqli_stmt::bind_param() expected to be a reference warning is throwing every time, with or without the referencing.
I have zero clue how to fix this. If the target method was my own, I would just reference the incoming vars in the func declaration, but it's a (relatively) native method (mysqli).
Has anyone experienced this? How can I get around it?
You are passing an array of elements ($passArray). The second item inside the passed array needs to be a reference, since that is really the list of items you are passing to the function.