Re: [PHP-DEV] [RFC] token_get_all() TOKEN_AS_OBJECT mode

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February 14, 2020 14:33 pollita@php.net (Sara Golemon)
On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 7:44 AM Marco Pivetta <ocramius@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 2:38 PM Sara Golemon <pollita@php.net> wrote: > >> Thanks for picking it up, and I agree with your response to Larry. As >> nice >> as it would be to lazy iterate, the scanner is just in NO shape to >> tolerate >> reentering userspace and potentially reinvoking the scanner before the >> first run through is done. >> > > If this is the current state, maybe it would suffice to declare the return > type as `iterable`, and return a strict (fully populated) structure in a > first implementation, later to be changed to an iterator, if applicable? > > I think that's an optimistic, but ultimately harmless approach. Arrays satisfy Iterables. Worst case we never improve on that. Best case we get
iterable token generators. +1 -Sara