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Tired of writing anonymous functions syntax every time when you just need to pass a callback or closure? Not only the standard long syntax is confusing but it’s also hard to read and understand. Well it’s your lucky day, the short syntax is on the way to be in release code of PHP 7.4!
After not great start in 2011, there is a finally confirmed Class Typed Properties to be introduced in 7.4 version. These properties could be of any available type (apart from callable and void) and introduce some limitation when using inheritance to prevent from changing the types in child’s class.
The Foreign Function Interface (FFI) is a simple way to call any native functions, access variables or create data structures defined in original C language.
There is finally some useful 7.3 features for arrays! Introducing
Are you missing more WinRaR or 7zip features in PHP like using password for encrypting? Well say no more and update to PHP 7.2!
The ability to have a trailing comma in arrays is already built-in, so why not have it extended to function/method parameters?
Since PHP 7.1 we can start to see a real good progress with
void return types. We can now specify a null type of returned value from a function. Sometimes we may want to specify the function which should not return any value to the user.
By the beginning of 2019, PHP will only support version of PHP 7.1 and onwards. This is probably a safe bet to moveover to that version as soon as possible as the deadline just hit on 3rd of December 2019! If you swap too late you may cause your system being vulnerable to potential bugs and insecurities.
Learn what are Scalar Types, why do we need them and how to use new things like:
Bool in all new PHP7. The PHP is no longer limited to custom objects, arrays and mixed variable typing anymore.