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PHP Object-Oriented PHP Basics (Retired) Properties and Methods Mid-Course Challenge

In Localhost possible, in Code Editor Treehouse not.

Hi guys!

Because it has just been released I tried it out and everything worked fine for me except for this code challenge. The Treehouse Code Editor kept saying that it wasn't write while everytime I tried it out in my localhost (Wamp) it worked fine! So my question to you is how to let the Code Editor get it since it actually already works.

This is the code that works on my Localhost, but not in Code Editor of Treehouse (because of the most stupid syntax highlighting method ever I put it on jsbin (Sorry Treehouse, I love you!))


Please tell me what the Code Editor will allow! Thanks in advance!

Hey Alec, is the syntax highlighting here in the forum insufficient? Or are you talking about the syntax highlighting elsewhere?

For the forum, you can specify the language you'd like the syntax highlighting to use by using backticks. Andrew explains it in the "Tips for asking questions" video in the sidebar on the right, but here's the gist:

<?php echo("Hi!"); ?>

Which would produce this:

<?php echo("Hi!"); ?>

Hi Sean Gaffney, I do exactly what you're saying and what Andrew explains but everything gets mixed up. I start the ``` part, but only after 6 sentences of code it started to work (?!).

3 Answers

Derrick Lee
Derrick Lee
7,743 Points
class Fish {
    public $common_name; 
    public $flavor; 
    public $record_weight;

  public 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");
echo $bass->getInfo(); 


Take note on the return in the method and the echo

Oh that's it... In just the English language return means that you have to show something and it didn't ring a bell for me that I had to use the return function. Thanks!

Derrick Lee
Derrick Lee
7,743 Points

Haha, actually you're right, it does mean to "return something".

You call the function $bass = $this->getInfo();, this will invoke the method and the method will start processing. Once it is done processing, it has to return the processed information back to where you call the method which is from $bass. Now you have the processed information in $bass, but you have to echo out the results, that's when the echo comes in.

Thank you all guys. Just want you to know that I finished the OOP php track!