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why is __DIR__ included all the time?

why is DIR included all the time? is there any updated way to skip it?

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Rafail Mavrogordatos! There becomes a problem if/when you have a scenario when you move files or have something where file A includes file B which in itself includes file C. The relative path is going to change as you traverse these files.

Take a look at this stackoverlow answer and see if it clears things up.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: