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Bug #74783 php -l incorrectly reporting fatal error for strict_types
Submitted: 2017-06-19 18:47 UTC Modified: 2019-07-15 14:36 UTC
Avg. Score:4.3 ± 0.5
Reproduced:3 of 3 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (33.3%)
Same OS:1 (33.3%)
From: eric at ericstrern dot com Assigned: nikic (profile)
Status: Closed Package: CGI/CLI related
PHP Version: 7.1.6 OS: MacOS 10.12.4
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2017-06-19 18:47 UTC] eric at ericstrern dot com
When using `php -l` to syntax check a file with stdin (which is how some editors live-check an unsaved file), an error about strict_types declaration not being on the first line is erroneously returned if the file starts with a shebang. This does not happen when passing the filename in directly.

I discovered this using Vim8 with the `ale` linting plugin (w0rp/ale), but it's easily reproduced directly on the command line.

Test script:
#!/usr/bin/env php
echo 'hello world';

Expected result:
When linting stdin, the presence of a shebang should not trigger a false positive error:

$ php -l example.php
No syntax errors detected in example.php

$ php -l -- < example.php
No syntax errors detected in example.php

Actual result:
A false positive is triggered:

$ php -l example.php
No syntax errors detected in example.php

$ php -l -- < example.php
PHP Fatal error:  strict_types declaration must be the very first statement in the script in - on line 3

Executing the file also works fine, as expected:
$ ./example.php
hello world


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 [2017-08-12 00:06 UTC]
The shebang line isn't ignored by PHP for stdin (it will be echo'd to output), e.g.:

$ php
<?php echo "foo\n";

This is probably why the shebang line isn't ignored for linting, either.

I'm not sure this is a bug.
 [2019-07-15 14:36 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Closed -Assigned To: +Assigned To: nikic
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