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    Why do I get error:Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '(', expecting ',' or ';' in


    Hello;

    Why do I get this error:
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '(', expecting ',' or ';' in...
    PHP Code:
    some_class  {
        public 
    $eigtheen_years_ago date('Y'strtotime('-17 years'strtotime(date('Y'))));

    Thanks
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    You can't use an expression (like a function call) as the default value for a class variable. Has to be a constant. If you need an expression then set the variable in the constructor.

    Unless that's not good and you think PHP should improve it.
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    Originally Posted by requinix
    Unless that's not good and you think PHP should improve it.
    hahahahhahahahahhah. Finally some decent humor from the master
    Originally Posted by requinix
    You can't use an expression (like a function call) as the default value for a class variable. Has to be a constant. If you need an expression then set the variable in the constructor.
    So is this good practice?
    PHP Code:
    public function __construct()
        {
            
    parent::__construct();
            
    define('EIGHTEEN_YEARS_AGO'date('Y'strtotime('-17 years'strtotime(date('Y')))));
        } 

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