News Feed

News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way
The Duck is a Lie
June 27, 2012 @ 09:55:22

In this recent post to Giorgio Sironi looks at duck typing and compares it in a few different languages (PHP, Ruby and Java). "Duck typing" is where the methods/functions define the structure or common interface rather than being functional.

What follows is my experience with Java, PHP and Ruby. I mainly use PHP as a dynamic language that supports duck typing but also the definition of Java-like interfaces, but does not force any of the two approaches as you can define interfaces whose method arguments accept any variable or not using interfaces at all. Is duck typing that a revolution?

He shares some of the common misconceptions he's seen including the idea that duck typing can help completely different objects work together and that, sometimes, despite naming conventions, functionality was intended to be different. He shows how even interfaces in PHP can be implemented loosely and the "acts as" and "single callback" architecture ideas.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
duck typing interface misconception actsas callback

blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts Using the mysqli Interface: Basic Techniques

SitePoint PHP Blog: Fun with Array Interfaces

Chris Hartjes' Blog: Doing RADAR in CakePHP

TigerFish Interactive: Drupal 6: Posting AJAX callbacks in SimpleTest Abstract in PHP

Community Events

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

release framework laravel performance application language series part2 configure example opinion interview api php7 introduction podcast conference composer community symfony2

All content copyright, 2015 :: - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework