IMHO, This is suger which leads to diabetes. It adds pure implicitness
without any payback. To convert object into something else add appropriate
On Sat, Jul 10, 2021, 3:07 PM Marco Pivetta <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hey Max,
> On Sat, 10 Jul 2021, 11:09 Max Semenik, email@example.com> wrote:
> > I've been thinking about extending PHP's cast syntax to user-defined
> > 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. "("
> > ")" expr? If not, any other alternatives?
> How is this any better than `MyThing::fromStuff(...)`, with proper tested
> and domain-specific semantics?