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

Dan Mitchell
Dan Mitchell
946 Points

Where do I place the getInfo()? Also can you guide me on how to call on $bass?

Where do I place the getInfo()? Also can someone guide me on how to call on $bass?

Thanks

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;
        }
        function getInfo(){
                return "A ".$name." is an ".$flavor." flavored fish. The world record weight is ".$record_weight;
        }

}
$bass = new Fish($name="Largemouth Bass",$flavor="Excellent",$record_weight="22 pounds 5 ounces");
getInfo($bass);
?>

1 Answer

Nicole Archambault
Nicole Archambault
27,848 Points

Hi Dan!

It looks like you're really close. A couple of things:

1) You don't need to include variable assignments in the parameters you are passing through into your $bass instance creation - it will know to assign them according to their order! For example, this should work just fine:

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

2) In your getInfo function, you'll want to use $this->var to tell the server to use that instance's variables, specifically when returning your info, like this:

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

Nice work though! Keep it up, and if my answer was helpful to you, please be sure to vote and mark it as Best Answer. :)