Use modern PHP syntax and features in all new code

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This is a great idea

I agree and it should apply to new commits to master
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Use modern PHP syntax and features in all new code

Post by JoshyPHP » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:38 am

Now that phpBB requires a contemporary version of PHP, I suggest that the coding guidelines be updated to take advantage of it.

For instance, if that's not already the case, all new code should use the short array syntax.

All new code should use scalar typing where available and return typing too. Possibly with strict_types if possible. Again, this is for new files, new classes and new interfaces so backward compatibility is not a big concern.

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