(PHP 3>= 3.0.3, PHP 4 )

call_user_func --  Call a user function given by the first parameter


mixed call_user_func ( callback function [, mixed parameter [, mixed ...]])

Call a user defined function given by the function parameter. Take the following:

function barber ($type) {
    print "You wanted a $type haircut, no problem";
call_user_func ('barber', "mushroom");
call_user_func ('barber', "shave");

Object methods may also be invoked statically using this function by passing array($objectname, $methodname) to the function parameter.

class myclass {
  function say_hello() {
    print "Hello!\n";

$classname = "myclass";


See also: call_user_func_array(), call_user_method(), call_user_method_array().