The Engine Yard blog has posted the second part of Davey Shafik's "What to Expect with You're Expecting: PHP7" series. In this new post he gets into the details of a few more of the upcoming PHP7 features including generator improvements and engine exceptions.
As you probably already know, PHP 7 is a thing, and it’s coming this year! Which makes this as good a time as any to go over what’s new and improved. In the first part of this series, we looked at the some of the most important inconsistency fixes coming up in PHP 7 as well as two of the biggest new features. In this post, we take a look another six big features to land in PHP 7 that you’ll want to know about.
The features he talks about this time are:
- Unicode Codepoint Escape Syntax
- Null Coalesce Operator
- Bind Closure on Call
- Group Use Declarations
- Generator return expressions and delegation
- Engine Exceptions
He also includes three things you can do to help/get prepared for this upcoming release including testing your code on a PHP7 VM or help out with writing tests and documentation for PHP and its extensions.