News Feed
Sections




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

Nikita Popov:
Are PHP developers functophobic?
August 13, 2012 @ 12:58:25

In his most recent post Nikita Popov asks if PHP developers are functophobic - that, in some of his experience, they don't like to use functions.

Now, that was overly general, so let me clarify: PHP developers who have reached a certain degree of sophistication basically stop using plain functions - instead everything goes all classes and methods. At least that's the observation I made when looking at various open-source libraries and frameworks. The only type of function you'll find in any of the "high-quality" libs are anonymous functions. But that's pretty much it.

He shares concern that this "anti-function" approach can cause some bad practices to come up, specifically when developers try to force things into OOP that don't need to be there. He suggests that "helper functions" are a perfect example of individual functions that might not need to go in a class. He notes that, unlike in other languages (like Python), PHP development tends to follow the "one class, one file" route. He wonders if a shift from this method and more to a "module" approach (a more "compact" method) could be a good thing.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
function functophobic opinion class module file


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Matthew Weir O'Phinney's Blog: exuberant ctags with PHP in Vim

Elizabeth Smith's Blog: CC_Tooltips - easy php-gtk tooltip management

PHPMaster.com: Array Handling Functions

Marc Morera: Behat and Data-test

DevShed: Simulating Events with PHP 5


Community Events

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


project composer php7 example framework api laravel yii2 introduction series language interview podcast list application part2 community configure symfony opinion

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework