Solved: F3 Framework Route is running Twice Programming 02 JUL 2016

I’ve inherited a project written using the Fat-Free Framework (or F3 Framework), which is billed as being a lightweight PHP micro-framework that is intended to be easy-to-use and fast, with a gentle learning curve thrown in for good measure. (In fairness, all three of these points seem to be holding relatively true thus far…)

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Anyway, the project was written by an outsourced Polish developer, and now that he is no longer available, I’m bringing it in-house and expanding on it. Of course, this means that I’m refactoring it a little bit to better suit my own coding style. However, I hit an annoying snag which embarrassingly held me up for far longer than what it should have.

After making a class/controller name change, I was testing my routing when it became apparent that all of a sudden, one of my routes was running it’s function call twice.

An annoying issue to say the least.

So just a heads up, before you tear your hair out – be sure that your target function does in fact not share the same name of your newly renamed class in which said function resides.

If it does, then the framework will call the function through the run() routing as expected, and following that, the function will be called again… because as you might have noticed by now, the fact that your function is the same name as the class means that it is of course a constructor function.

So yes. I’ve jotted this down as a reminder to myself, that sometimes I’m an idiot.

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