The WePay.com blog has a brief post sharing some answers from Rasmus Lerdorf himself about the future of PHP, specifically "PHP 5.6, 6.0 and beyond".
Rasmus Lerdorf likes to joke that he’s the most famous programmer from Greenland that we’re likely to meet this month. Truth is, the creator of PHP is one of the great legends of open source. The software he created is one of the most widely used technologies for server-side web programming. We were fortunate to catch up with Rasmus at the WePay office, listen to his talk on the present and future of PHP.
They link to the slides of his presentation and the answers to several of the questions from the audience including topics like:
- the direction of PHP, in particular PHP 6
- if you did have a feature wish list, what would you wish for
- What about backward compatibility?
- What’s your take on the static code analysis