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claude dot pache at gmail dot com
8 years ago
Beware that all the solutions given in the comments below for emulating register_global being off are bogus, because they can destroy predefined variables you should not unset. For example, suppose that you have

<?php $_GET['_COOKIE'] == 'foo'; ?>

Then the simplistic solutions of the previous comments let you lose all the cookies registered in the superglobal "$_COOKIE"! (Note that in this situation, even with register_global set to "on", PHP is smart enough to not mess predefined variables such as  $_COOKIE.)

A proper solution for emulating register_global being off is given in the FAQ, as stated in the documentation above.

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