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El Forum

Hi all,

I'm new to CI and I'm getting RECURSIVE echo from var_dump... but i'm sure that I don't have any recursivity in my code.

I'm not sure if I can post my code here, but I can explain how is my code:

units (loads "unit" model)
unit (loads "unitmodel" model)
unitmodel (loads "unittype", "unitfeatures" and "requirement" models)

cunit (loads "units" model)
passes units data to "units_view" view

units_vuew (echos vars from object units)

When I var_dump the object units, it shows the following:

object(Units)#30 (27) {
[“dbtable”]=> string(12) “players_unit”
[“data”]=> array(1) {
[0]=> object(Unit)#32 (28) {
[“dbtable”]=> string(12) “players_unit”
[“data”]=> object(stdClass)#40 (5) {
[“id”]=> string(1) “4”
[“amount”]=> string(1) “1”
[“geometry”]=> string(25) “��������Xd�I�h�T��[email protected]
[“players_id”]=> string(1) “5”
[“units_model_id”]=> string(2) “23”
[“modelo”]=> object(UnitModel)#33 (30) {
[“dbtable”]=> string(11) “units_model”
[“data”]=> object(stdClass)#42 (11) {
[“id”]=> string(2) “23”
[“name”]=> string(6) “Apache”
[“icon”]=> string(17) “heli_castanho.png”
[“scale”]=> string(1) “1”
[“hotspot”]=> string(7) “0.4,0.7”
[“labelcolor”]=> string(8) “ffffffff”
[“labelscale”]=> string(1) “0”
[“labelcolormode”]=> string(6) “normal”
[“units_type_id”]=> string(1) “9”
[“unit_level”]=> string(1) “2”
[“requirements_id”]=> string(1) “0”
[“type”]=> object(UnitType)#34 (27) {
[“dbtable”]=> string(10) “units_type”
[“data”]=> object(stdClass)#44 (5) {
[“id”]=> string(1) “9”
[“name”]=> string(10) “helicopter”
[“max_level”]=> string(1) “3”
[“ocean”]=> string(1) “1”
[“earth”]=> string(1) “1”
[“_parent_name”]=> string(8) “UnitType”
[“list”]=> &object;(Units)#30 (27) {
[“dbtable”]=> string(12) “players_unit”
[“data”]=> array(1) {
[0]=> object(Unit)#32 (28) {.......... RECURSION

As you can see... at some point... it says that i have recursion having objects inside objects... the "list" object inside the "type" object... but i can't see this recursion in my code!

Here is my class UnitType:

* Description of UnitType
* @author mafonso
class UnitType extends Model {

     * Vars
    var $dbtable = 'units_type';
    var $data;

    function UnitType() {


     * return data
    function get($name) {
        return $this->data->$name;

     * load directly from db
    function loadFromDb($id) {

         * Build query to get data
        $query = $this->db->get_where($this->dbtable, array('id' => $id));

         * Check if record exists
        if ($query->num_rows() == 0) return false;

         * load data into vars
        $this->data = $query->row();

        return true;

If i don't do var_dump, the code runs ok and it don't crashes...

What would be?


El Forum

Recursion of this type is normal. Even if you have no code written on a blank CI framework, and made 1 controller with nothing in it except this in the constructor var_dump($this) you will see a lot of recursion. This has to do with inheritance (objects extending objects etc..... )

El Forum

That means that I don't have to worry with CI inheritance which provokes this type of recursion?