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

Matti Mänty
Matti Mänty
5,885 Points

PHP Creating new a object from class Fish causes Task 1 to fail.

The challenge is to create a new Fish object called "Largemouth Bass". Flavor should be "Excellent" and the record should be "22 pounds 5 ounces".

As far as I know, I've created a fish object just so, but suddenly my Task 1 is failing. Is there an obvious error I'm just overlooking, or what is it?

fish.php
<?php

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;
    }

    $bass = new Fish("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}.";
    }
}

?>
Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,822 Points

Are you sure you want to create $bass inside the Class?

1 Answer

Thi Kim Hong Dinh
Thi Kim Hong Dinh
11,238 Points

You should create Fish object outside the class.

<?php

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"); ?>