If one defines a class with the member variable:
protected static $bytes = 12582912;
then that’s fine. However if one defines it as:
protected static $bytes = 12*1024*1024; // 12 MB
then that gives a compile error:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '*', expecting ',' or ';'
I know of no other language that I’ve ever programmed (i.e. including BASIC, and C) where you can write a value, but you can’t write an expression.
How broken is that!
Putting spaces around the *, or adding brackets around the whole expression, does not help.