ID: 11447
User Update by: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Status: Open
Bug Type: Scripting Engine problem
Operating system: Linux (RedHat 6.2)
PHP Version: 4.0.4pl1
Description: Switch statement sensible for white-space

Section 7.4 in the FAQ is a little bit related.

Should perhaps the ending for a block of PHP-code be "?>" followed by any number of 
white-space characters?

Previous Comments:

[2001-06-12 18:51:27] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
The following script gave a parse error:

<? switch($var): ?>
  <? case "alpha": ?>
  <? break; ?>

  <!-- ... -->

<? endswitch; ?>

Parse error: parse error, expecting `T_CASE' or `T_DEFAULT' or `'}'' in 
<my-path>/bug.php on line 2

First I thought that this was really a bug, but then, while typing this report I 
realized that non-PHP-mode characters (like the two spaces) probably are converted to 
an "echo" instruction, so the PHP-parser sees something like the following code:

  echo '  ';
  case "alpha":
    echo '<p>Alpha</p>';

The parser doesn't expect anything (but PHP-mode white-space) to come between the ':' 
on line 1 and 'case' on line 3 and therefore reports parse error. Right?

For the sake of "pretty-scripting", I would like this to change, but at the same time, 
now that I understand why the parser complains, I'm not sure if it should be 


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