Just a quick hint to people with an interest in the development of PHP, but no time for following php-internals. Since March, there has been a wiki at wiki.php.net. The most interesting section is probably wiki.php.net/rfc, which – as the name implies – contains RFC‘s for improvements of the language. I’ve rambled on about closures and lambdas before, but as you can see, there is now an accepted patch. Whether it’ll make it into 5.3 is unlikely at this point, but it looks like it’ll at least be coming with 5.4 and/or 6.0.
While we’re at it, Steph Fox have dutifully been writing up summaries of php-internals discussions on a weekly basis since the beginning of time. If you just want to get the headlines, it’s an informative read.
Have a nice summer.
Troels has been crafting web applications, as a freelancer and while employed by companies of various sizes, since around the time of the IT-bubble burst. Nowadays, he's working on backend systems for a Danish ISP. In his spare time, he develops and maintains Konstrukt, a web application framework for PHP, and is the organizer of a monthly PHP-meetup in Copenhagen.