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Id: 82891
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: PHP-Serialization

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: SSEVERIN [...]
Cc: sns-perl [...]

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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.34
Fixed in: (no value)

CC: sns-perl [...]
Subject: Serializing an object that acts like a scalar fails
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The error appears as something like this: Not a HASH reference at /usr/share/perl5/PHP/ line 454. The issue was in the $type eq 'obj' condition, at scalar(keys %{$val}). In my case, $val was indeed an object, of class JSON::backportPP::Boolean, but I think it was not something that could be treated as a hashref. It appeared that its value in a scalar context was simply the string "true". I hacked around it at line 453 in a way that is not worth submitting as a patch: if($class eq 'JSON::backportPP::Boolean') { $buffer .= sprintf('i:%d;', $val eq 'true' ? 1 : 0); } A sort of minimal test case, as dumped by Data::Dumper and hand- sanitized of sensitive data is this object: $x = { foo => 1234, bar => { baz => bless( do{\(my $o = 1)}, 'JSON::backportPP::Boolean' ), quux => $VAR1->[0]{permissions}{baz}, } }; So I would expect $x->{bar}{baz} == $x->{bar}{quux} == 1, which is what my hack accomplishes for this one case. I could possibly provide more information about that JSON class if it would help, but I don't happen to know anything about it off the top of my head.

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