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Bug #67781 Use array() instead of square brackets
Submitted: 2014-08-05 17:09 UTC Modified: 2015-07-12 04:22 UTC
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From: joelm@php.net Assigned:
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 [2014-08-05 17:09 UTC] joelm@php.net
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https://github.com/php/php-langspec/blob/master/spec/10-expressions.md#array-creation-operator

It might be better to say that "array(..)" is the 'array creation operator' and mostly use "array(..)" instead of "[..]" in examples. Most existing PHP code uses "array(..)" way more than "[..]" (because "[..]" was added very recently), and I think using "array(..)" as the 'array creation operator' helps disambiguate it from the subscript operator ("[]"). 


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 [2014-08-05 17:10 UTC] joelm@php.net
There was disagreement here:

"Both notations are permitted, and unless we’re going to deprecate one of them, we should be able to use both. If that causes a significant problem, then IMHO the wrong spelling was chosen for the new/alternate notation."
 [2014-08-06 21:56 UTC] fa@php.net
I am not a native speaker, but wouldn't "the xy operator" imply some sort of uniqueness in a general sense?
Especially as "the array operator []" is also "the subscript operator []".

I am thinking along the lines of "when using [] as the(an?) array operator". But that sounds less succinct and somehow less precise.
 [2014-08-06 21:58 UTC] ajf@php.net
I'd say "the array literal syntax". It's a literal, not an operator.
 [2015-06-28 21:54 UTC] stas@php.net
-PHP Version: Irrelevant +PHP Version: PHP-5.6
 [2015-06-28 21:54 UTC] stas@php.net
I don't think we need to change the examples - [] is a legit feature of PHP and should not be avoided, unless it is confusing in a specific case. Not sure though which changes you ask for in array-creation-operator - could you elaborate?
 [2015-06-28 21:54 UTC] stas@php.net
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