Re: [PHP-DEV] [RFC] Adding a "Stringable" interface to PHP 8

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January 27, 2020 19:20 mike@newclarity.net (Mike Schinkel)
> On Jan 27, 2020, at 10:55 AM, Larry Garfield <larry@garfieldtech.com> wrote: > > On Mon, Jan 27, 2020, at 10:19 AM, Nikita Popov wrote: >> Automatically implementing interfaces based on implemented methods could >> also be a general language feature (see Go interfaces for example), but >> likely not one we're interested in having in it's full generality. In this >> particular case, it seems useful though. >> >> Regards, >> Nikita > > I believe Anthony Ferrara proposed "Weak interfaces" once many years ago, which is essentially what you're describing. It didn't get much traction although I'm unclear why. (Possibly just less familiarity with Go at the time?) > > I agree not all interfaces should be implicit, but having implicitly-implementable interfaces does sound generally useful. That shouldn't block this RFC, but might this RFC be a model for how to implement such things more generically in the future? > > --Larry Garfield
Glad to see you picked up on this Larry. I don't think "Weak Interfaces" became an RFC unless Google is failing me, but I found a reference to it being on the mailing list from Matthieu Napoli's article on GitHub about decoupling, which is worth a read: https://github.com/mnapoli/mnapoli.github.io/blob/master/articles/decoupling-packages.md As far as Go's implicit interfaces, I have found that to be one of the most compelling language features of Go, and would be ecstatic if we could find a way to support implicit interfaces in PHP. -Mike