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This error keeps popping up in one of the classes I use. The error is not tied to any other part of the code it just keeps activating on the first line of code in the Application class.

public static string $ROOT_DIR;
" is the problem right now. But if I add a line of code above it the error jumps to that line.

class Application{

    public static string $ROOT_DIR;
    public Router $router;
    public Request $request;
    public Response $response;

    public function __construct($rootPath)
        self::$ROOT_DIR = $rootPath;
        $this->router = new Router();
        $this->request = new Request($this->router);
        $this->response = new Response();

    public function run(){
        echo $this->router->resolve();

Also, I think, the error has an effect on this part of my MVC.

class Router{

    public Request $request; (syntax error, unexpected request))
    protected array $routes = [];

    public function __construct(\app\core\Request $request)
        $this->request = $request;

What I have tried:

My guess was it's either a typo or a problem generated because I copied some parts of the code around. But typing the liens of code fresh did nothing.
Updated 4-Dec-20 2:16am
Richard MacCutchan 4-Dec-20 7:35am
You have unquoted strings in your code. But I am not sure about the first error. What is the full text of the error message?
Demetri K.2 4-Dec-20 15:04pm
syntax error, unexpected 'Response'(T_STRING), expecting function (T_FUNCTION) or const (T_CONST)
Richard MacCutchan 5-Dec-20 4:56am
That suggests that Response is not defined, although it is different from the original message. Did you write this code, or was it generated from some template?
Demetri K.2 6-Dec-20 4:13am
It's from a tutorial. The original was written in php storm.
Richard MacCutchan 6-Dec-20 7:23am
Sorry, I only know a bit of plain PHP. You need to talk to the person who wrote the tutorial.

1 solution

My understanding from reading the documentation[^] on this is that static properties don't support the type being explicitly declared. I couldn't find any examples of it, so perhaps just remove the string type declaration?

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