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Request #72007 java-like anonymous classes
Submitted: 2016-04-11 21:02 UTC Modified: 2016-04-11 21:55 UTC
From: matteo_tassinari_TM at libero dot it Assigned:
Status: Suspended Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: Next Minor Version OS: Any
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2016-04-11 21:02 UTC] matteo_tassinari_TM at libero dot it
I would like to suggest to implement anonymous class declaration as done in Java, while maintaining compatibility with current syntax.

Currently, in order to extend a class or implement an interface, you would need to write:

new class (construct params) extends Base implements Interface { ... }

however, this could be simplified as

new MyClass { .. }

as equivalent to

new class() extends MyClass { ... }

or else

new MyInterface { ... }

as equivalent to

new class() implements MyInterface { ... }

This would also help better those with a Java background use them, even if it is just syntactinc sugar.


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 [2016-04-11 21:55 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Suspended
 [2016-04-11 21:55 UTC]
The current syntax for anonymous classes is the one supported.

A change like this requires going through the RFC process.
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