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Erik L
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Erik L
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 19,470 Points

Is the output in my terminal displaying correctly

so I am learning about php and I have this in my text editor:

$num_one = 1;
$num_two = 2;
$num_three = 3;

echo $num_three


when I run my code on my comuter I get this output

3RSG-5000_eramirez:PHP Basics erikramirez$

the 3 is right next to the other output, I was wondering if this is correct since I usually see the output right after the first line

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi, @Erik L! That is entirely correct. I know it seems odd given your JavaScript background, but unless you tell PHP to print a new line, it won't.

So where you have:

echo $num_three; // there should be a semicolon there


echo $num_three . "\n";

Additionally, make sure you always include semicolons at the end of your statements. PHP is not at all forgiving about missing semicolons like JavaScript is :smiley:

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

additional information

The automatic addition (or lack of it) of a new line may also depend on your OS. Windows automatically inserts a new line, but I believe that to be the default behavior of the console and not PHP.