May 26, 2018

Support method calls on primitive types in PHP

Add support for method calls on primitive types in PHP

This extension implements the ability to register a class that handles the method calls to a certain primitive type string, array, …. As such it allows implementing APIs like $str->length.

The main purpose of this repo is to provide a proof of concept implementation that can be used to design the new APIs. The switch to object syntax for operations on primitive types is a unique opportunity for PHP to redesign many of its inconsistent core APIs. This repo provides the means to quickly prototype and test new APIs as userland code. Once the APIs are figured out it will be proposed for inclusion into PHP.

Note The ability to register type handlers from userland is just for prototyping.

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