Tag Archives: PHP 8

Type the List: A Proposal to support type-casting in PHP’s list language construct

I wrote recently about some changes that I’d like to propose for list() in core PHP for version 8.3: namely that it should work with iterables as well with arrays, and that it should allow a variadic “argument” that would … Continue reading

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Default the List: A Proposal to support default values in PHP’s list language construct

I wrote recently about some changes that I’d like to propose for list() in core PHP for version 8.3: namely that it should work with iterables as well with arrays, and that it should allow a variadic “argument” that would … Continue reading

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Splat the List: A Proposal to support Variadics in PHP’s list language construct

I was thinking recently about how useful PHP’s splat operator (…), also known as variadics or array packing/unpacking, can be. I’ve written about variadics before, here and here. Variadics are incredibly powerful and useful; but there are still some limitations … Continue reading

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PHP 8.2 – The Release of Deprecations

The release date for PHP 8.2 has been announced, with General Availability set for the 24th November 2022; the release managers have been elected with Ben Ramsey (@ramsey) as the “veteran” supporting Pierrick Charron (@adoyy) and Sergey Panteleev (@s_panteleev) as … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Callbacks

Anybody that has read any of my previous blog posts or looked at my code samples before should know that I’m a big fan of using callbacks. Whether it’s simply using callbacks with those standard functions that accept them as … Continue reading

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ReadOnly Gotchas – A few more limitations with PHP 8.1 ReadOnly Properties

Last month I wrote about the new readonly properties in PHP 8.1, and the difficulties if you want to clone an object that uses them (together with a couple of potential solutions to that problem). The inability to clone an … Continue reading

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Constant Constants. Finally! (On the inconstancy of constants)

One of the many new features of PHP 8.1 is the ability to declare class constants as final, so that they can no longer be overridden in child classes. The same applies when constants are defined as final in an … Continue reading

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The Tears of a Clone

On the face of it, the new readonly properties in PHP 8.1 seem really useful for Value Objects and Data Transfer Objects: both should be immutable; setting property values should always be handled in the constructor, so no setters; and … Continue reading

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Spreading the News – An Exploration of PHP’s Spread Operator

A few days ago, I wrote about array unpacking and variadic arguments in PHP8. I’m a big fan of these features, and use them extensively, and the changes in PHP8 make them even more useful.

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Named Arguments and Variadics in PHP 8

One of the new features of PHP 8 is named arguments. It’s one of those features that I love as an end user developer; although it can be a nightmare for library and framework developers, because argument names are now … Continue reading

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