PHP PHP Basics Daily Exercise Program String Manipulation

Bummer: I do not see a period

1) Use the $fullName variable

2) Display the following string to the screen.

Rasmus Lerdorf was the original creator of PHP.

3) Use an escape character to add a newline to the end of the string.

index.php
<?php

//Place your code below this comment
$firstName = 'Rasmus';
$lastName = 'Lerdorf';
$fullName = "$firstName" . " $lastName";

echo $fullName . ' '. 'was the original creator of PHP' . "\n";
?>

2 Answers

jamesjones21
jamesjones21
9,243 Points

Where your end echo is add a full stop before the escape sequence:

echo $fullName . ' '. 'was the original creator of PHP' . ".\n";
David Evans
David Evans
9,796 Points

You are missing a period ( . ) after 'was the original creator of PHP'.

Although this is simple code, try to stick to using the same quotations, and tidy up your formatting a bit as these good practices will help you write cleaner code in the future. As we are required to have a new line ( \n ) in our answer, we'll want to use double quotations ( " ) in our echo statement.

You also do not need " around your variable names in the $fullName variable declaration.

Example:

<?php

//Place your code below this comment
$firstName = 'Rasmus';
$lastName = 'Lerdorf';
$fullName = $firstName . ' ' . $lastName;

echo $fullName . " was the original creator of PHP.\n";

?>```