Object Initialization

To initialize an object, you use the new statement to instantiate the object to a variable.

class foo
    function do_foo()
        echo "Doing foo."; 

$bar = new foo;

For a full discussion, please read the section Classes and Objects.

Converting to object

If an object is converted to an object, it is not modified. If a value of any other type is converted to an object, a new instace of the stdClass built in class is created. If the value was null, the new instance will be empty. For any other value, a member variable named scalar will contain the value.

$obj = (object) 'ciao';
echo $obj->scalar;  // outputs 'ciao'