PSR-1 and PSR-2 to be Approved as Standards

Hari K T

I hope you all know about the PHP Framework Interoperability Group. The group proposes standards (PSRs) that developers can adhere to in order to make it easier to use their different libraries and frameworks together. The first proposal was PSR-0 for autoloading class definitions and was a huge success. Recently, the group found it important to address coding standards that should be used in different projects. This proposal was first proposed by Klaus Silveira and modified heavily by Paul M Jones after being discussed heavily done in the group’s mailing list.

Of course there were a lot of differences in opinion and the group members fought in a friendly manner to bring about the PSR-1 and PSR-2 proposals. They initially started out as one proposal but the initial round of voting didn’t yield a majority in favor. Participants did however see merit in various requirements the decision was made to split it into 2 proposals — one for mandatory interoperability and one for suggested style.

The voting on PSR-1 and PSR-2 has begun, and they will only be accepted as standards if they get a majority of votes. There are 20 members, and both PSR-1 and PSR-2 have over 11 votes meaning they will soon be accepted as standards. The proposals are:

I appreciate Jones for his time and dedication as a leader to make the PSR. This will help to bring a wonderful future for the PHP community as a whole.

There is more good news in that PSR-1 and PSR-2 can be enforced with PHP-CS-Fixer. The goal is to automate the fixing of most issues, and the tool knows how to fix issues for the coding standards defined in the PSR-1 and PSR-2 documents. Thank you Fabien Potencier for your efforts on the sniffer; you did a great job.

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