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Arrow functions are (probably) coming to PHP 7.4

Link – wiki.php.net

Exciting times in PHP land. Nikita Popov, Levi Morrison and Bob Weinand have officially proposed a concrete implementation for arrow functions.

Anonymous functions in PHP can be quite verbose, even when they only perform a simple operation. Partly this is due to a large amount of syntactic boilerplate, and party due to the need to manually import used variables. This makes code using simple closures hard to read and understand. This RFC proposes a more concise syntax for this pattern. ... Short closures are critically overdue, and at some point we'll have to make a compromise here, rather than shelving the topic for another few years.

Let's hope this one gets accepted!

Read more [wiki.php.net]

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