The new !dea PHP++ for 8 and above

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What do you think about PHP and its progress? Should PHP be forked? PHP still has many inconsistencies such as weird function names, weird returns, APIs, strict types need to be explicitly enabled, short tags from PHP 1 era, and similar legacy functionality. At the same time to fix this, major BC (backward compatibility) breaks should be done, which would break a lot of code out there.
Recently, a brand new idea came to be, to fork PHP as we know it and develop it in two ways:
PHP (as we know it and with all the legacy things in it)
PHP++ -> P++ (modern, completely consistent).

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Just fix the language, no need for a fork or a special edition. There aren't that many things do to.

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