PHP is a great language.  It makes it fast and easy to create web
pages.  However, one feature which is critical for doing rock-solid
stable websites is strong typing.  The reason for this is that you're
dealing with untrusted user input.  Strong typing helps because if you
are expecting an INT, and the user gave you something else, and you
made a mistake in your input checking, the program will fail when you
attempt to assign the value to the strongly-type INT variable.  This
is a good thing when you are dealing with money, or other contexts
where you need very solid code.

First, is there a plan to introduce a strong typing option, like
perl's strict mode?

Second, is there a way to get something equivalent to strong typing
using the class system?


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