So yesterday I spend a few hours writing out an RFC for ifsetor() (note that I put it into the “declined” section). While working through the discussion again, I realized that I had forgotten an important detail in the discussion: Currently we cannot provide a true COALESCE() implementation, which allows for any number of parameters. As such I totally forgot why people felt that the pass by reference hack was considered by these people as a viable approach. I also finally documented in detail why the addition of the shorthand ternary operator “?:” in PHP 5.3 is no replacement either.
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