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It happens with any language. But at least in Java you're limited (as far as I know) to looking through what you've explicitly imported. If you include a file in PHP, you have access to everything that that file included in itself, and everything that those files included, and so forth.



Excuse my ignorance, but don't you have the same behavior with `require` in Ruby? How are the behaviors of Ruby's `require` and PHP's `include_once` different?




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