PHP as a language can’t rapidly follow the needs of the developers: we should look at other languages that decided to build custom DSLs over existing platforms/languages like TypeScript or Elixir. Both languages were born for different reasons, solving different problems and having unique takeaways on developer communities at large.

After a rather short introduction to them, I will cover benefits and pitfalls of these concepts with some examples from our community on how and what would be solved easily with preprocessing to PHP like generics, immutable structures and so on.

There are already some initiatives building upon this idea but they are not being widely recognized and I would love to introduce you to them and some of my work as well (which I have done as proof of concepts).

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This was a real eye opener on possibilities that stand behind transpiling. Talk definitely has my recommendation to be included in other conferences' lineups, although I'd rather see it in a smaller room with couple of (live) examples and more audience interaction.

Daniel Leech at 09:39 on 10 Nov 2019

Good talk to learn about the ways we can transpile PHP and learn about some interesting libraries.

The subject was not interesting. It was basically ideas on the future of PHP.. with nothing that can be used right now.