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Static constructors

Currently you can't initialize static variables with code or methods. That's why a static constructor would be really helpful. When accessing a static variable the static variables can be initialized within the static constructor. similar like this: ``` php class StaticHelperClass { public static $usefulVariable; public static $mediocreUsefulVariable = "secret cookie"; #static constructor static function __construct() { self::$usefulVariable = self::configureVariable(); } private static function configureVariable() { #do interesting stuff } } ``` I have C#'s static constructors in my mind and the best and shortest explanation I found would be the following one: "A static constructor is used to initialize any static data, or to perform a particular action that needs to be performed once only. It is called automatically before the first instance is created or any static members are referenced." I bet they would make a great addition to PHP.
kylekatarnls · 2 months ago

f1mishutka · 2 months ago