As everybody knows, one of very nice OO features PHP 5 has is – if method that is not defined is called on an object of a class, the class could define catch-all method named __call and thus route this method call in any way the developer wants, transparent to the user. This allows very flexible way of defining interfaces between classes – even between entities that their interface might be not known to the developer of the class, such as SOAP services. Very useful indeed.
However, we can not do this on a class itself – we couldn’t define static __call and have it route class (static) method calls the same way regular __call routes the object method calls. I wonder maybe we should have it. Along with all other __methods for overloading stuff, of course. We couldn’t probably name it __call since we already have one call but something like __scall could work.