Re: [PHP-DEV] A little syntactic sugar on array_* function calls?

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May 25, 2021 11:00 alec@alec.pl (Aleksander Machniak)
On 25.05.2021 12:40, Karoly Negyesi wrote:
> $array->map($fn1)->filter($fn2) > > 1. It's longer. Much longer. > 2. It still requires knowing where the array goes. That's legacy which we > could sidestep with the arrow notation. > 3. Admittedly, the pipe is much more powerful.
I agree. A unified object oriented interface to arrays (or strings for that matter) is not a new topic on this list. I guess you'd have to start with collecting all methods that would need to be implemented. First stage could be all array_* functions, but I can imagine others e.g. sorting functions to be included.
> Once again, what I propose here wants to be a simple, cheap to implement, > narrow quickfix.
I'm afraid it's much more complicated than you think.
> (Although users can add array_foobar($array, $arg1...) for > $array->foobar($arg1) as they need.)
I wouldn't go that far with this (possible BC break), maybe a future scope. -- Aleksander Machniak Kolab Groupware Developer [https://kolab.org] Roundcube Webmail Developer [https://roundcube.net] ---------------------------------------------------- PGP: 19359DC1 # Blog: https://kolabian.wordpress.com