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Hello @wolfenste,

Do you have run composer install in your project? If it is a Laravel project then it should be loaded with the autoloader. You can find the file in <projectroot>/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Collections/Collection.php


Yeah, there is a Collection.php at vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Collections/Collection.php But I talk about Illuminate/Support/Collection.php

The project is made via composer create-project laravel/laravel name

Look, in my controller I have: use App\Models\PagesInfo Then in __invoke () method of my controller I have: $data = PagesInfo::select ('name') ->where ('id', 1) ->get ()

The get () method returns an object Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Collection that extends Illuminate\Support\Collection

I can't find the file vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Support/Collection.php


Or you say that by magic the autoloader loads in fact Illuminate\Collections\Collection when it sees Illuminate\Support\Collection ?

Ok, that class Illuminate\Collections\Collection is under the namespace Illuminate\Support... Is this a mistake or by intention? It doesn't look consistent to me. I was expecting that namespaces match directories.

Last updated by @wolfenste 8 months ago.
moderator Solution

Most of the time the namespaces match the directories. In the composer.json for laravel/framework you can see that there is an exception for Illuminate\Support I suspect it is to keep a little more organized.

Do you get any error / warning if you run composer dump-autoload that can maybe point out why you get your error.

And how do you run your code? (Is it a plain php file / controller / route / other)

Solution selected by @driesvints

Thank you! The code works fine. I did not know where the magic comes from. And I want to see that "hidden" class. I get it, I should search the answer in composer.json file.


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