Python array syntax in PHP

Dave Benjamin ramen at
Thu Nov 13 03:45:12 CET 2003

There was a recent proposal on the PHP-DEV list to add a syntax similar to
Python's for arrays (in PHP, arrays serve as both lists and dictionaries,
though usually not at the same time. ;) Though several of the language
developers were marginally positive about the idea, I found it interesting
how much of a controversy ensued.

I'm really starting to think that much of a given language's style is
arbitrary; the rationalizations come later, once the fear of change sets

.:[ dave benjamin (ramenboy) -:- -:- ]:.
: d r i n k i n g   l i f e   o u t   o f   t h e   c o n t a i n e r :

More information about the Python-list mailing list