[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #53978: Non-static method 'get_default_primary_column_name' should not be called statically

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#53978: Non-static method 'get_default_primary_column_name' should not be called
 Reporter:                 |       Owner:  (none)
  volodymyrkolesnykov      |
     Type:  defect (bug)   |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:
Component:                 |     Version:  4.3
  Administration           |
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:  invalid
 Keywords:  dev-feedback   |     Focuses:  administration, coding-standards

Comment (by knutsp):

 Replying to [comment:8 jrf]:
 > I think there is a misconception here - using `self::`, `parent::` or
 `static::` for a method call does NOT make it a static method call.
 Calling a method using these keywords is about scope resolution in a class
 hierarchy, not about whether a method is declared as `static` or not.

 `::` is the static call operator, so I would say it's a static call. It
 is, however, allowed to call a non-static method statically from
 ''inside'' the class scope, even in PHP 8.0


 > It would be a static call if the method was called like so:


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