PHP Compilation of Errors and Warnings Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM



"Paamayim Nekudotayim" means "double colon" in Hebrew; thus this error refers to the inappropriate use of the double colon operator (::). The error is typically caused by an attempt to call a static method that is, in fact, not static.

Possible Solution:


If the above code causes this error, you most likely need to simply change the way you call the method:


The latter example assumes that $classname is an instance of a class, and the doMethod() is not a static method of that class.