Re: [PHP-DEV] Re: [RFC] Arrow functions / short closures

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April 10, 2019 09:12 (Rowan Collins)
On Wed, 10 Apr 2019 at 09:59, Robert Hickman <> wrote:

> > I'd just like to amplify this mention of 3rd party tooling: if we go with > > something which requires complex lexer/parser rules, then every editor, > > IDE, and static analysis tool will need to also work with that syntax. > > > > Is this actually a problem? Don't these tools make use of existing > parsers like 'php parser', thus the cost is lower than initially > apparent? >
I don't think you can generalise about "these tools" at all - for instance, PHPStorm is written in Java, and VSCode is written in JS; I doubt they share any parser components with each other, or with anything written in C or PHP itself. We're not just talking about existing tools, either, but every tool created until the language dies. Regards, -- Rowan Collins [IMSoP]