On the Kinsta blog there's a new tutorial by Carlo Daniele with a look ahead at the next version of the PHP language - PHP 7.2 - and what you can expect.
Currently in RC3, PHP 7.2 is planned to be released on November 30. The new release is coming with new features, functions, and improvements that will allow us to write better code. In this post, I will introduce some of the most interesting language features coming with PHP 7.2.
You can see the full list of upcoming changes on the Requests For Comments page.
Their list covers a number of the updates coming in this version including:
- Argument type declarations [for objects]
- Parameter Type Widening
- Trailing commas in list syntax
- Several security improvements
They also cover some of the functionality that's being deprecated and what kind of impact this new version will have on WordPress users.