I’ve just been doing some PHP programming and the following error came up:
Parse error: parse error, unexpected ‘)’, expecting T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM in /home/foo/bar/baz.php on line 81
Turns out that Paamayim Nekudotayim means ‘double colon’ in Hebrew and is the official name of the scope resolution operator. I guess it’s the PHP developers’ idea of a joke…
Anyway, the cause of the error in my case was a dollar sign missing from the front of a variable.