Tag Archives: Variadics

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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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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