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re: In the example you give with the callable, it would create conflict between properties and methods of classes, that are totally separated in PHP. T...

There would be a conflict only if no policy is set up.
What seems obvious to me is to check for declared methods first.
Like you cannot "create" a class identifier that has already being declared in class.
There's already a check to prevent from using an name that is declared "private" for example.
That's the "identity" of the class.
Then if someone declares a property with same name a warning should be raised (or another error policy) because after all good practices : that doesnt' make sense to have a property named as an action or a method named as a noun.

So a simple check to put in place when invoking a class member, priority :

  • first class methods if it exists
  • then check property existence AND that is a callable

This avoids overwriting declared methods while giving the possibility to construct methods dynamically or just use callable as a valid value for a property without aliasing it prior to being able to use it.
Callable as a type must be supported in every part of the language.

Note that example show an anonymous function but it can be any object with magic "__invoke" that is supposedly a valid type for an property.
Valid type but not fully handled ATM.

and for another suggestion since i found a way to declared constant dynamically:
a way to get constants declared in a specific namespace.
something like:

// returns an array with name => value (as get_defined_constants does)

Agree with you on those points. An update can be done on this features.
And of course, it would make sense as you say, because of Closure as a type and __invoke method :)
+1 !

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