News Feed

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

Jacob Santos's Blog:
Don't Advocate Inner Classes
August 11, 2006 @ 07:38:43

Jacob Santos talks in this new blog post about something that, if added to PHP, just might be more trouble than it's worth - inner classes.

Inner Classes are contained in parent classes and offer a sort of namespace mechanism for the public and open private class data transfer for private subclasses.

The functionality is already available in other languages, but the question is whether it is needed in PHP. The short answer is no. With PHP execution model, it would further slow down and bloat PHP compilation.

He demonstrates their purpose with some simple examples but also gives the reasons why it would be a bad thing to try to include them, including the better choice of namespaces over inner classes.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
inner classes advocate purpose namespaces choice inner classes advocate purpose namespaces choice

blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Lukas Smith\'s Blog: Zend chooses to ignore the questions Phar - PHP archiving practice

Stefan Mischook's Blog: Why PHP is the choice language - a business owners perspective

Mike Wallner's Blog: Phar vs World

Dutch Web Alliance: Technology Choices

Community Events

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

extension introduction series video laravel5 interview security release podcast opinion php7 example community library language voicesoftheelephpant laravel api framework version

All content copyright, 2015 :: - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework