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Bug 271272 - Cannot use 'array' as name of class constant
Summary: Cannot use 'array' as name of class constant
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: php
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Editor (show other bugs)
Version: 8.2
Hardware: Macintosh (x86) Mac OS X
: P3 normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: issues@php
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-08-12 02:17 UTC by M_C_02
Modified: 2017-08-12 02:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description M_C_02 2017-08-12 02:17:55 UTC
Netbeans shows a syntax error when trying to use `array` as the name of a class constant in PHP.

class Type {
    const ARRAY = 'array';
print Type::ARRAY

Netbeans shows the following syntax errors:

Syntax error:
 unexpected:  array
 after:       const
 expected:    identifier
Syntax error:
 unexpected:  array
 after:       ::
 expected:    identifier, variable, {, define, $

There should be no syntax errors.

From ('array()' is listed as a reserved keyword):

> As of PHP 7.0.0 these keywords are allowed as property, constant, and method names of
> classes, interfaces and traits, except that class may not be used as constant name.

Build 2016-09-30 on Mac OS X 10.12.5