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Discussion on: What's new in PHP 8 and what does that mean

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Matthew Schwartz

Finally adding some of the features I've loved about Python ;)

The annotation feature is huge because parsing docblocks to generate code is awkward and slow. Frameworks like Symfony should see huge performance gains at "build" time or during first load. Also means the PHP runtime can finally throw meaningful warnings or errors before the code executes.