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PHP Enhancing a Simple PHP Application Integrating Validation Errors Reviewing PHP Basics

Code review

Can someone help me in this scenario?

<?php include('flavor.php'); echo "Randy's favorite flavor of ice cream is ____."; $flavor = ""; function get_flavor(){ return $flavor; } ?>

I can't make it work. Thank you :)

Richard Duncan
Richard Duncan
5,568 Points

Yes but can you post the challenge question please?

2 Answers


Compare your code (fiRST) to my code (second). The get_flavor Function has already been created in the flavor.php file, all you need to do is call the function. You're re-creating the function.



echo "Randy's favorite flavor of ice cream is ____.";

$flavor = "";

function get_flavor(){
  return $flavor;


include 'flavor.php';

$flavor = get_flavor();

echo "Randy's favorite flavor of ice cream is " . $flavor . ".";


If you look to the bottom right of the text box you will see something that says Markdown Cheetsheet. If you don't understand that maybe this will make sense: How to display code at Treehouse

Thank you very much Jeff! I was going insane trying to re-define the function, and the function was already in the include file... i just had to call it :)

The link to display code at Treehouse is also very useful. I'm definitly gonna read it!

Yes, sorry...

"The flavor.php include file contains a function named get_flavor. That function receives no arguments, and it returns a piece of text as its return value. Call that function and assign the return value to a variable named flavor."

This last sentence is what i'm trying to do... but does not work :(