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Upcoming changes in PHP 7.1

Amo Chohan wrote a rundown of the big changes coming tot PHP 7.1

  • Catching multiple exception types
  • Curl HTTP/2 server push support
  • Support class constant visibility
  • Void return types
  • Generalize support of negative string offsets
  • Allow specifying keys in list() and square bracket syntax for array destructuring
  • Warn about invalid strings in arithmetic
  • Deprecate and remove mcrypt()


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.