Object Casting

For anyone looking for a way to cast an object of type ClassX into an object of type ClassY, I found this solution on a blog post by Arnold Daniels: A Dark Corner of PHP: Class Casting.


 * Cast an object to another class, keeping the properties, but changing the methods


 * @param string $class  Class name

 * @param object $object

 * @return object


function casttoclass($class, $object)


	return unserialize(preg_replace('/^O:\d+:"[^"]++"/', 'O:' . strlen($class) . ':"' . $class . '"', serialize($object)));


I am interested if anyone has a better, alternative, or more Yii-centric solution or other insights.

U are a little God my friend, this saved me

Thank you