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php – Fatal Error RecursiveIteratorIterator not found

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


As the title says, when I instantiate a class I get this message :

Fatal error: Class 'Envato\RecursiveIteratorIterator' not found in C:\Users\rgr\Apache\htdocs\Roland Groza [ 3.0 ]\class\envato\envato.php on line 359

You can view the class here : Class ;

I’m instantiating from another file :

$test = new Envato\EnvatoAPIWrapper();
echo "User Vitals : ".$test->get_user_vitals("chaoscod3r")."<br>";

The class is wrapped with a namespace, so that might have something to do with it, but I wasn’t sure since it’s been a few years since I haven’t coded PHP. Hopefully someone has an idea what is it that I’m doing wrong 🙂

How to&Answers:

To access non-namespaced classes like the internal classes of PHP and SPL inside of a namespace you have to use the fully qualified class name like this:

new \RecursiveIteratorIterator();

or import it explicitly at the beginning:

use \RecursiveIteratorIterator;

and then use it normally like you do.


Add a use statement at the top of your namespace…

use \RecursiveIteratorIterator;

If you don’t then PHP expects RecursiveIteratorIterator to exist within your current namespace, rather than in the global namespace (indicated by the leading \)