Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

PHP Object-Oriented PHP Basics Building the Recipe Controlling the Class

Joshua Miles
Joshua Miles
545 Points

communication error

I am continually getting a communication error whenever i click "check work". I would like to move on to the next section and its the only thing holding me back. help!

fish.php
<?php

class Fish
{
    public $common_name;
    public $flavor;
    public $record_weight;
  function __construct($name, $flavor, $record){
   // $this->common_name = $name;
    //$this->flavor = $flavor; 
    //$this->record_weight = $record;
    $bass = new Fish();
    $bass->common_name = "Largemouth Bass";
    $bass->flavor = "Excellent";
    $bass->record_weight = "22 pounds 5 ounces";
   // $bass->getInfo("Largemouth Bass","Excellent","22 pounds 5 ounces");
  }

    public function getInfo() {
      return "A {$this->common_name} is an {$this->flavor} flavored fish. The world record weight is {$this->record_weight}.";
    }
}

?>

1 Answer

Brian Jensen
seal-mask
STAFF
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree seal-36
Brian Jensen
Treehouse Staff

When you instantiate a class you have to be outside of it, you were still inside of fish.

<?php

class Fish
{
    public $common_name;
    public $flavor;
    public $record_weight;

    function __construct($name, $flavor, $record){
    $this->common_name = $name;
    $this->flavor = $flavor;
    $this->record_weight = $record;
    }

    public function getInfo() {
      return "A {$this->common_name} is an {$this->flavor} flavored fish. The world record weight is {$this->record_weight}.";
    }
}

$bass = new Fish("Largemouth Bass","Excellent","22 pounds 5 ounces");

?>