This page gives an overview of the current RFCs for PHP.
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This section is for RFCs that have been announced on the PHP “internals” mail list.
ReflectionReferenceclass to allow detecting references and determining reference equality. (Created: 2019-01-15)
scalarpseudo-type for parameter and return types (Created: 2017-12-24)
This section is for early drafts of RFCs that have NOT been announced on the PHP “internals” mail list.
Order in these sections: Language changes first, library changes later.
openssl_random_pseudo_bytes()fail closed and deprecate the second parameter (Created: 2019-10-19)
objecttype-hint and return-type (Created: 2016-08-12)
pcntl_signalhandler (Created 2016-06-14)
nullin class names or namespaces. (Created 2015-02-18)
<=>(Created 2014-02-12, revived 2015-01-19)
zend_parse_parametersfail if a float value out of bounds, or NaN, is passed where an integer is expected. (Created 2014-09-22)
Closureclass to allow calling bound to an object without pre-binding
Note: Many RFCs in this list have been mass voted.
gettype()function (Created: 2016-06-25)
var_type()function (Created: 2016-06-26)
varin favor of
readonlyspecifier to make properties writeable within a class, but only readable from outside (Created 2014-10-24)
This section is for RFCs that have been deferred, obsoleted, or appear to have been abandoned. Sorry if your RFC is added here and you feel it is still active; please move it back to the appropriate section.
-Woption to turn on maximum error reporting, and a
-Qoption for no error reporting. (Created 2011/07/05)
usesyntax. (Created 2011/04/06)