[development] GoPHP5.org - Drupal 7 and PHP 5.2

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Fri Jul 6 00:16:08 UTC 2007

On Thursday 05 July 2007, adrian rossouw wrote:
> On 05 Jul 2007, at 10:34 PM, Rob Barreca wrote:
> > Nice! Say hello to SimpleXML. :-)
> I have to say, one of my favorite parts of simplexml, is the array /
> object duality.
> Attributes are accessed via => , and children are accessed via [].
> This would have been awesome for fapi, if you could actually use it as a
> language feature. (I think they probably implement it via magic
> callbacks, and that only handles the calling, not the definitions.)

Actually I'm pretty sure they just use the ArrayObject interface, which lets 
you provide an array-like syntax to objects.  It doesn't work on all array 
functions, but it does work for [] and foreach loops.

I've been pondering if there's a way we could shift part of FAPI to use 
ArrayObject or even SimpleXML itself.  I think the array parameters (like 
#options) would cause problems, but it's definitely something worth looking 

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