In a new post to his site Martin Hujer looks ahead at the next major release for the PHP language - PHP 7.2 - and what new features and changes are coming with it.
PHP 7.2 is planned to be released on 30th November 2017 (see the timetable). And it comes with two new security features in the core, several smaller improvements and some language legacy clean-ups. In the article, I will describe what the improvements and changes are. I read the RFCs, discussions on internals and PRs on Github, so you don't have to.
Among the changes he lists are updates like:
- Argon2 Password Hashing
- Make Libsodium a Core Extension
- Object typehint
- Counting of non-countable objects
He also lists out some of the things that will be deprecated in 7.2 including parse_str without a second argument, create_function, mbstring.func_overload and asset with a string argument. You can check out these and other other changes coming (along with code examples) in the full post.