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Magento 2 Compile Issue "No tokens were provided"

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Florian Horn

If you run the command:

bin/magento setup:di:compile

and run into this error:

No tokens were provided

this may be your solution:

Seems you have an empty file somewhere which gets parsed by the \Magento\Setup\Module\Di\Code\Reader\ClassesScanner. The class uses the PHP token_get_all() method (in some Zend components). The exception is thrown, if the method does not return any value, which is the case of an empty file. Check your own code or your third party modules for emtpy files with this command:

find /path/to/dest -type f -empty

Remove the files, and the compilation should succeed.