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Discussion on: How PHP Will Fare In 2017?

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František Maša

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I believe that both these developments (the increase in speed and the maturity of libraries) are the direct result of the introduction of PHP 7 and 7.1. This brings me to the next question
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I think it was other way around. Frameworks came with advanced design patterns and embraced good practices already with 5.X. PHP 7.X was imho natural outcome of wishes to introduce scalar typing and other great features from other languages. :)

I still hope that more additions to changed typing would be added in next versions - generics and package/namespace-visibility like one in Java would be nice :)