Re: [PHP-DEV] [Discussion] Scalar Object Strings and Multibyte Encodings

June 20, 2019 15:50 (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.