Re: [PHP-DEV] Type casting syntax

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July 10, 2021 11:10 olleharstedt@gmail.com (=?UTF-8?Q?Olle_H=C3=A4rstedt?=)
On Sat, 10 Jul 2021, 13:05 Benjamin Morel, morel@gmail.com> wrote:

> > I've been thinking about extending PHP's cast syntax to user-defined > types, > > e.g. not only (int)$foo but also (MyClass)$foo. Currently, a T_STRING in > > parentheses is always treated as a constant - would it be acceptable to > > hijack this syntax when used in unary operation context, i.e. "(" > T_STRING > > ")" expr? If not, any other alternatives? > > > Hi, I proposed something similar a while back, you might want to have a > look at this discussion: > > https://externals.io/message/105332#105367 > > - Benjamin >
Maybe start filling the holes for built-in types? Callable... Olle
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