Stas Malyshev has a new post to his blog points out the post he made over on StackExchange asking developers what features they'd like to see in upcoming versions of PHP (with over 70 people responding).
Corollary of that is that some clever tricks are better left not done and some cool things may not look that cool when you have to deal with the consequences. That being said, I think there are many cool things yet to be done in PHP. So, I’ve posted a poll on Programmers.StackExchange site about what people want to see in PHP. I know people regularly post on PHP lists about that, etc. but I think SE crowd would be somewhat different from what is found on PHP internal lists, so it would be interesting to see what people’s wishlists for PHP are.
Among the suggestions on the list there's things like: named parameters, an effort to make PHP more truly OOP, better Unicode support - even a working parser someone created to address some of the common concerns about the language. It's good to see some commentors coming back at some of the suggestions with their own opinions too.