News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Timothy Boronczyk's Blog:
Anonymous Functions and Closures
March 10, 2009 @ 12:57:08

Timothy Boronczyk has written up a new blog post about two of the features he's most excited about in the upcoming PHP 5.3 release - anonymous functions and closures.

As of version 5.3, PHP will offer better support for anonymous functions and a new syntax which supports closures. [...] Anonymous functions are functions that are defined without being bound to a proper name. Typically, anonymous functions are used only a limited number of times and for a specific purpose; you could think of them as "throw-away" functions if you'd like.

He includes some code examples showing how the anonymous functions can replace the current create_function method and how closures can effectively import variable values into the current scope just like they were passed in.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
php5 closure anonymous function example


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Sanisoft Blog: Inspekt - put a firewall in your PHP applications

Greg Beaver's Blog: behold pecl/phar and mighty PHP 5.3, also php|arch and php|tek

DZone.com: Zend_Validate for the win

Lukas Smith\'s Blog: MDB2 example

Community News: phpDocumentor-13.0RC6 Released


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


community language opinion introduction install list unittest release api composer conference version voicesoftheelephpant laravel extension configure series symfony interview podcast

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework