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Every time I find myself typing new MyClass() and than returning back and adding those parentheses. It would be good to reduce this friction and make PHP coding flow smoother.

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Read the RFC: new MyClass()->method() without parentheses pronskiy avatar
pronskiy
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10

Often, I add static methods to some classes in order to improve readability when I instantiate a new class; the ability of chaining methods directly to the constructor, without the unnecessary parenthesis boilerplate, would remove the need for that.

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Read the RFC: new MyClass()->method() without parentheses reddalo avatar
reddalo
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1

This is one of the things that I come across so often, numerous times within every project. It makes sense for PHP to get rid of boilerplate wherever it can. If the compiler can figure out the details, then I prefer not having to micro-manage every bracket.

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Read the RFC: new MyClass()->method() without parentheses Contributor brent avatar
brent
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16

Nice addition, but I would change syntax:

class User 
{
    public string $name {
        set($value) {
            if (strlen($value) === 0) {
                throw new ValueError("Name must be non-empty");
            }
            return $value;
        }
    }
 
    public function __construct(string $name) {
        $this->name = $name;
    }
}
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Read the RFC: Property Hooks yoshi129 avatar
yoshi129
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10

Thanks to readonly properties, I started relying more and more on properties alone. However, I actually often find the need for more fine-grained control over input and output, but adding methods feels so heavy-weight. Property hooks feels like the perfect solution for some of my use cases.

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brent
voted yes
17

In combination with Asymmetric visibility this will allow to replace all getters and setters with trivial properties and occasional hooks.

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Read the RFC: Property Hooks pronskiy avatar
pronskiy
voted yes
29

This is good to have.

Properties are useful for exchanging (reading and writing) single values. Properties are good for data binding, etc.

With this RFC we can implement:

  • Validation
  • Trigger events
  • Call methods if there is more to do

Update: About the $field I am not sure. Having a separate backing field can have some advantages.

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Read the RFC: Property Hooks maz avatar
maz
voted yes
4

It's like Accessors/Mutators in Laravel but native.

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Read the RFC: Property Hooks roman-3 avatar
roman-3
voted yes
23

For example:

$result = "Hello World"
    |> 'htmlentities'
    |> 'str_split'
    |> fn($x) => array_map('strtoupper', $x)
    |> fn($x) => array_filter($x, fn($v) => $v != 'O');

Is 'nicer' since it has better readability and clearer syntax than:

$result = array_filter(
        str_split(
            strtoupper(
                htmlentities("Hello World")
            )
        ),
        fn($v) => $v != '0'
    );
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Read the RFC: The Pipe Operator josebenraul avatar
josebenraul
voted yes
83

With First-class callable syntax available since 8.1, it would now be possible to write it as below, which is much better then string names of functions:

$result = "Hello World"
    |> htmlentities(...)
    |> str_split(...)
    |> fn($x) => array_map(strtoupper(...), $x)
    |> fn($x) => array_filter($x, fn($v) => $v != 'O');
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pronskiy
voted yes
22

I could have used it multiple times for array transformations. But the RFC still built on really ancient PHP behaviour (mapping functions as strings) and should be redone by fosucing only on modern syntax:

  • closures and short closure: |> fn($x) => array_filter($x, fn($v) => $v != 'O')
  • first class callable syntax: |> str_split(...)
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tpetry
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64

For me, the most important argument is that the pipeline pattern is a tried and tested pattern, that this RFC builds upon. A couple of examples:

This RFC adds syntax to make using these kinds of pattern much more convenient.

On top of that, there's the argument that multiple modern languages support a pipe operator:

Finally, I've had numerous occasions where a pipe operator would simplify my own code — I have more than a handful real life cases where this would be useful.

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Read the RFC: The Pipe Operator Contributor brent avatar
brent
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10

Technically writing a trait isn't a showstopper, but it adds cognitive load because the developer now must know/remember using this Interface requires adding this Trait. PHP should focus more on development experience!

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Read the RFC: Interface Default Methods eugen avatar
eugen
voted yes
39

PHP is evolving. There are new concepts added to many programming languages to ease writing and reading (more important!). PHP should focus more on developer experience (but not for legacy projects that get never upgraded to PHP 8+).

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Read the RFC: Short Closures 2.0 eugen avatar
eugen
voted yes
5

I personally don't need it but I guess it could be useful to people.

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Read the RFC: Interface Default Methods alex avatar
alex
voted yes
81

We spend a lot more time reading code than writing it. The elegance of short closure combined with the convenience of variable scope usage has already shown to be a game changer on Typescript and there doesn’t seem to be any technical issue with having it on PHP.

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Read the RFC: Short Closures 2.0 marco avatar
marco
voted yes
121

At least once a week, I throw away an array_map because it ended up looking too bloated and go with a classic foreach instead. Short Closures 2.0 without the use(...) block would've solved this problem, just 2 votes...

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Read the RFC: Short Closures 2.0 davi avatar
davi
voted yes
39

Creating traits for default implementation is just a pain. I want syntactic sugar

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marc
voted yes
55

I wrote down some thoughts on this RFC on my blog. I think it's worth rethinking our current definition of what "an interface" is. Especially since many languages are interface default methods as their way of multi-inheritance.

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brent
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