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Request #51373 remove or change the 'function' in classes
Submitted: 2010-03-23 22:46 UTC Modified: 2010-03-23 23:05 UTC
From: kjarli at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Unknown/Other Function
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Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-03-23 22:46 UTC] kjarli at gmail dot com
The function keyword is pretty deprecated in php atm. If you got a function inside 
a class people always refer to it as a 'method' and not a function. Besides that, 
there is actually no need for that keyword... 
class foo {
  public function foobar() {}
Is actually the same as:

class foo {
  public foobar() {}

Should not be hard to understand that it's a function or method...

I propose to either change the keyword to method or remove it completely

Test script:
class foo {
  // old
  public function foobar() {}

  // suggestion 0
  public method foobar() {}

  // suggestion 1
  public foobar() {}


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 [2010-03-23 23:05 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix
 [2010-03-23 23:05 UTC]
functions are by far not deprecated. OO might be useful, but is definitely not what all PHP really cares for. I don't see why we would want to change this. It doesn't add functionality, nor does it add to readability. IMO, changing this would be a strange thing to do.
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