In this article, author will explain everything you need to know about type-hinting in PHP, which will help you achieve this goal. We’ll begin by exploring what type-hinting in PHP is, and then author will show you how to start using it in your applications. By Adebayo Adams.
Type-hinting means explicitly stating the expected type of declarations in your code. This allows you to enforce specific types in your code. PHP allows you to type-hint function parameters, return values, and class properties to write more robust code.
Further in the article:
- Different types in PHP
- Type-hinting function parameters
- Strict types
- Type-hinting function returns
- Void returns
- Static returns
- Nullable types
- Nullable return types
- Union types
- Type-hinting class properties
- Using the callable type
- Eliminate type errors
… and more. The PHP version 8 update introduced union types, which allow you to specify more than one type for a single declaration. For example, a function that formats prices should be able to take an int or a float. Type-hinting your code makes it significantly easier to document your code as a solo developer or when working in a team. Excellent read![Read More]