PHPUnit 3.5: Less $this Required

The feature discussed below has been removed from PHPUnit due to community feedback.

Over the years, I have gotten quite a few "complaints" from PHPUnit users that they do not like typing $this-> as often as they have to:

<?php
class StackTest extends PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase
{
    public function testPushAndPop()
    {
        $stack = array();
        $this->assertEquals(0, count($stack));
 
        array_push($stack, 'foo');
        $this->assertEquals('foo', $stack[count($stack)-1]);
        $this->assertEquals(1, count($stack));
 
        $this->assertEquals('foo', array_pop($stack));
        $this->assertEquals(0, count($stack));
    }
}
?>

As of PHPUnit 3.5, they can write test code that requires less $this-> statements:

<?php
require_once 'PHPUnit/Framework/Assert/Functions.php';
 
class StackTest extends PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase
{
    public function testPushAndPop()
    {
        $stack = array();
        assertEquals(0, count($stack));
 
        array_push($stack, 'foo');
        assertEquals('foo', $stack[count($stack)-1]);
        assertEquals(1, count($stack));
 
        assertEquals('foo', array_pop($stack));
        assertEquals(0, count($stack));
    }
}
?>

Here's hoping that this makes some people happy :-)