PHP 4.1.2 to 4.3.1 conversion problem with associative arrays

Posted on 2003-03-24
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On one of my machines php 4.1.2, the following line works..

$installedModules[1] = array(module=>"Marketing", phpfile=>"cmps_marketing.php");

On another of my machines, 4.3.1, it doesn't work returning the error:

Notice: Use of undefined constant module - assumed 'module' in ..\index.php on line 44
Notice: Use of undefined constant phpfile - assumed 'phpfile' in ..\index.php on line 44

I have never had to do any typing on an associative array before.. what is the "correct" way to do this?
Question by:Palamedes
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ID: 8197403
of course 8-)

your 'module' and 'phpfile' have the syntax of PHP CONSTANTS (ie, no $ before the name -> variable, no quotes around -> string, and not a numerical value. Thus PHP asusmes it must be constants (define()) and you've not defined them.

This is 100% incorrect

If "it works" on an other installation, it must be because your reporting level did not include NOTICEs ;-)
(check php.ini for ERROR )

Change this into :
installedModules[1] = array('module'=>"Marketing", 'phpfile'=>"cmps_marketing.php");

Author Comment

ID: 8197508
That did the trick..

Thanks bud..  I even have a book that doesn't show putting single quotes around it..

I understand of course now why they are necessary.. It seems like typing wasn't as strong several versions ago..

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ID: 8197598
just by curiosity : are you Greek ?

Author Comment

ID: 8199067
No.. but Palamedes was.. =)

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