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PHP 7.1: better syntax, a more consistent language

A new version of PHP is always the right time to fix or enhance some syntax specific points, or to add some minor new features to the language. Here are some of the changes for PHP 7.1 that I noticed the most.


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.