I'm looking for a way to print the call stack in PHP.

Bonus points if the function flushes the IO buffer.

Accepted Answer

If you want to generate a backtrace, you are looking for debug_backtrace and/or debug_print_backtrace.

The first one will, for instance, get you an array like this one (quoting the manual) :

array(2) {
array(4) {
    ["file"] => string(10) "/tmp/a.php"
    ["line"] => int(10)
    ["function"] => string(6) "a_test"
    array(1) {
      [0] => &string(6) "friend"
array(4) {
    ["file"] => string(10) "/tmp/b.php"
    ["line"] => int(2)
    ["args"] =>
    array(1) {
      [0] => string(10) "/tmp/a.php"
    ["function"] => string(12) "include_once"

They will apparently not flush the I/O buffer, but you can do that yourself, with flush and/or ob_flush.

(see the manual page of the first one to find out why the "and/or" ;-) )

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