News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Brian Moon's Blog:
Short Array Syntax for PHP
May 29, 2008 @ 11:13:00

There's been some talk floating around about a proposed additional syntax for creating arrays in PHP. Brian Moon sums it up nicely in a new post to his blog.

So, I was asked in IRC today about the proposed short array syntax for PHP. For those that don't know, I mean the same syntax that other languages (javascript, perl, python, ruby) all have. [...] It just feels like a good addition to the language. It is common among web languages and therefore users coming into PHP from other languages may find it more comfortable.

He compares it with other data type creation in PHP (you don't call int() to make an integer, so why call array() to make an array). However, according to a post from the internals mailing list, we might not be seeing this any time soon.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
short syntax array function integer string language construct


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Mashable.com: 8 Experts Break Down the Pros and Cons of Coding With PHP

DevShed: Fetching Search Results as Serialized Arrays with Yahoo Web Services and PHP 5

Toptal Blog: 10 Most Common PHP Mistakes

Asvin Balloo's Blog: SEO friendly URL in PHP

RefreshinglyBlue Blog: PHP vs Ruby - Practical Language Differences


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


framework language interview deployment opinion library introduction podcast symfony series zendserver community release package install tips update laravel list api

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework