PHPStorm seems to be treating php.ini as a script



I'm playing with PHPStorm for the first time, using the php.ini-development config file, that comes with the 5.x download.


When I try to run anything, it interprets an 'and' inside comments as code:


; This directive determines whether or not PHP will recognize code between
; <? and ?> tags as PHP source which should be processed as such. It is
; generally recommended that <?php and ?> should be used and that this feature
; should be disabled, as enabling it may result in issues when generating XML
; documents, however this remains supported for backward compatibility reasons.
; Note that this directive does not control the <?= shorthand tag, which can be
; used regardless of this directive.
; Default Value: On
; Development Value: Off
; Production Value: Off
short_open_tag = Off


, and returns an error


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'and' (T_LOGICAL_AND) in C:\Php_05\php.ini on line 193
PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'and' (T_LOGICAL_AND) in C:\Php_05\php.ini on line 193


Is there a better default copy of php.ini available, that PHPStorm will interpret correctly?





Hi Dwayne,

Why does the interpreter consider php.ini as a PHP file - that's the question.
Do you include this file into your code?

Please provide us with a code sample.


No.  But the Run settings require a configuration file, and that is php.ini.  The same file is specified in Settings/Languages & Frameworks/PHP/Interpreter.


Here is the code:



* Created by PhpStorm.
* User: DC
* Date: 2/4/2016
* Time: 10:19 AM

echo "What the, world,...?";




Ah, I see now. You have selected the INI file in 'Run/Debug Configurations | PHP Script | Configuration | File' right?
Please select the PHP file instad, the php.ini is only needed for initial interpreter configuration.


Understood, thanks Eugene.