Being a good citizen of the PHP community we do test out internal libs against the current PHP7 codebase. So far we had no issues but then at one day one of our Jenkins PHP7 jobs failed. After investigating a bit it turned out that the problem was not part of our codebase but part of of pdepend. The pdepend process died with the error message that "T_CHARACTER and T_BAD_CHARACTER are no longer defined" which is true. The error was already reported as an issue on Github. As I do not like broken jobs in Jenkins I was looking for a fix which in the end was pretty easy. The basic idea was to skip the execution of pdepend in our Phing script when running on our PHP7 buildnodes.