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Polyfill of create_function()

Started by live627, December 02, 2021, 07:23:49 PM

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Polyfill of create_function()

Uncover the grave of create_function() because some old mods may still use it.

Manual Installation

This is for if you lose access to the package manager due to an error from a missing create_function():

  • Copy Subs-CreateFunction.php into your sources directory
  • Copy install.php to the board directory and execute it (remember to delete it afterwards!)
    • Equivalent to running the following PHP code

But I'm not on PHP 8 yet!

Not to worry. It does nothing if the function is already defined. In fact, here, this is the code.

if (!function_exists('create_function'))
	function create_function($args, $code)
		return eval(sprintf('return function(%s) {%s};', $args, $code));

Public domain

Do whatever you want with this code. Feed it to alligators for all I care.


I successfully fed a group of aligators with your code. They weren't too happy about it.

Good stuff ;)
"Greeting Death as an old friend, they departed this life as equals"


Kind of a shame this wasn't included in 2.0.19.


thank you for this
starting a new project and all of a sudden my package manager was broken and throwing out some error about create_function()
I remembered this mod so downgraded my php, installed this mod, put php back to 8 and all was right again