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Request #51598 String Objects?
Submitted: 2010-04-19 11:05 UTC Modified: 2020-10-23 12:42 UTC
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From: tom at r dot je Assigned:
Status: Suspended Package: Strings related
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 [2010-04-19 11:05 UTC] tom at r dot je
To make PHP more object-oriented it would be useful to give primitives (Strings 
especially, as they have a large number of related functions) a more OO 

In the same way PHP5 introduced ArrayObject, it would be useful to create a 
StringObject in PHP6.

E.g. example usage:

//Some example usage
$str = 'Foo';
echo $str->toLower();
echo $str->replace('Foo', 'Bar');
echo $str->replace('Foo', 'Bar')->toLower(); //ideally needs inbuilt support for 
echo $str; //could be done using __toString()

This can be achieved at the moment by defining a StringObject class and using 
$str = new String('My String'); or similar.  However, the usefulness is limited 
because there's no way to automatically wrap all strings within the application.


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 [2013-02-23 14:34 UTC]
-PHP Version: 6SVN-2010-04-19 (snap) +PHP Version: Irrelevant
 [2020-10-23 12:42 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Suspended
 [2020-10-23 12:42 UTC]
This feature request needed to be discussed, for what this bug
tracker is unsuitable.  So if you're still interested in this
feature, please forward the request to the internals mailing
list[1].  For the time being, I'm suspending this ticket.

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