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Originally aired on

February 18th, 2016

038: RFC Show & Tell

New features of PHP get added via the request for comments process. We chatting with a few RFC authors about what features they are proposing for the next major version of PHP.


Proposed features of PHP 7.1 Show Summary

Davey Shafik talks about

Sammy Kaye talks about

Consensus is "how does this not already exist?"

Phil Sturgeon talks about

  • We should steal the retry keyword from Ruby for use in try/catch blocks

Debate about whether this is better or worse than using a goto ensues.

Andrea Faulds talks about

Discussion about whether this is the same or different to just returning null.

François Laupretre talks about

Scott Arciszewski talks about

Sammy Kaye wraps up with

Some discussion around poor approaches to cryptography and random number generation including deprecation/removal of rand and srand and potential pitfalls/issues with this.

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Phil Sturgeon

Scott Arciszewski

Andrea Faulds

François Laupretre

Davey Shafik

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Chris Shaw

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