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

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May 26, 2021 10:29 hossein.baghayi@gmail.com (Hossein Baghayi)
On Wed, 26 May 2021 at 10:14, Hamza Ahmad hamzaahmad@gmail.com>
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> Thus, array() or [] will return scaler array object, >
Hello, This doesn't seem trivial to me. I mean, should array object be passed by value or by reference? Arrays are passed by value by default so far, and objects are be-ref internally. If we are to have array object, will it be exceptional? Or should we change its behaviour going forward? To be clear, array() returns an array right now, which by default is passed by value at the moment. If it was supposed to be changed to an object, (array() to return an object), should it be still passed by value? (an exceptional object) or we should change its behaviour going forward and pass it by-ref? Either way, it may have some quirks associated with it.