Declaration of beforeSave() should be compatible with Model::beforeSave( $options = array() )

I’ve just upgraded my servers to PHP 5.4 and got this error when loading a project.

Declaration of MyModelName::beforeSave() should be compatible with Model::beforeSave( $options = array() )

There seems to be a problem when using PHP 5.4 and CakePHP 2.1 which results in this error.  Since PHP 5.4 E_ALL and E_STRICT are now combined and with a default CakePHP installation error reporting is set to E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED!

Luckily it is really easy to fix!

Fix 1:

Like most times in programming … read the friggin error message 🙂
As you are told … add the argument which is required in the function callback its signature:

Fix 2:

Configure the error handler configuration key in your core.php file to