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PHP PHP Basics Daily Exercise Program String Manipulation

Dhaval Shah
Dhaval Shah
319 Points

Please explain me whats wrong and how to rectify

Please explain me whats wrong and how to rectify

index.php
<?php

$firstName = "Rasmus";
$lastName = "Lerdorf";
$fullName = $firstName.' '.$lastName;
echo $fullName. "was the original creator of PHP.\n"
?>

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You're doing great! You're literally off by one space. Currently your code is echoing out "Rasmus Lerdorfwas the original creator of PHP". The "was" is squished up right next to his name.

Now you can fix it in a couple of ways. If we retain your code using concatenation, we can simply add a space to the string literal like so:

echo $fullName . " was the original creator of PHP.\n"

Alternatively (and arguably more readable) would be to skip the concatenation all together like so:

echo "$fullName was the original creator of PHP.\n"

Remember that variables contained inside double quotes will have their values expanded in place which means that the concatenation is actually not necessary here.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: