June 20, 2019 15:email@example.com (Benjamin Morel)
This reminds me of the discussions around PHP 6 :-)
Without commenting on scalar objects (which looks promising), it would be
nice if PHP could also ship with a *non-disableable* multibyte extension
(most likely mbstring, which I think is more widespread than iconv).
Currently a lot of code has to work with conditionals, polyfills, etc. to
deal with UTF-8, which is a minimum requirement in a modern app.