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php namespace question with Twilio

I want to add twilio class inside my own but I am having issues with the required "use" statement they have. Twilio uses namespaces and this is an area I am not use to using.

when I call the "use" inside my extended class I get a white screen. I know this is not where it goes. When I don't use the namespace twilo does not load. How can I initialize and use the twilo object inside my extended class?

<?php
include PATH."/class/tools.class.php";

//Twilio credentials
define('sid','mysidnumber');
define('token','mytokennumber');
define('number','+mytwiliophonenumber');

class twilio extends tools {

        public function load_twilio() {

                require_once('twilio-php-master/Twilio/autoload.php');
                // Use the REST API Client to make requests to the Twilio REST API
                //use Twilio\Rest\Client; (this does not work here)

                $client = new Client(sid, token);
                print "This will not display because Client is not initializing";
        }
}
?>

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Robert Saylor
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Checking here: http://php.net/manual/en/language.namespaces.importing.php
The use keyword must be declared in the outermost scope of a file (the global scope) or inside namespace declarations. This is because the importing is done at compile time and not runtime, so it cannot be block scoped.
My guess is that your use needs to come right after <?php
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Mukesh YadavFull Stack DeveloperCommented:
First of all enable error reporting using error_reporting(E_ALL); so that you can know what thing is causing issue;
Then make sure the path you are using to load twilio is correct;

Yes, use can't be the first statement in the file;

There is no need to add use statement after including the autoload.php it loads all the required files;
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Robert SaylorSenior DeveloperAuthor Commented:
that actually worked. I did not think it would so I did not try it.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Yay!

Also, I agree with the recommendation for error_reporting(E_ALL) -- this can be very helpful!
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