> 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?

You can't really have it both ways.  And no, there is no plan to implement
strong typing.


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