Function Overloading in PHP

Update: I have written about a more Java-like, argument based overloading solution here.

I’ve been trying to get a set of good basic functions included within my PHP framework and ran across a nice little trick to allow function (without a class) overloading, the code should speak for itself.

This will be the default file.

if(!function_exists("overloadableFunc") ) {
  function overloadableFunc() {
    echo "foo";

and this will be in the overloading file (needs to be included before the default.

function overoadableFunc() {
  echo "foobar";

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