PHP 7.1 Alpha Released With Void Return Type, Multi Catch
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 10 June 2016 at 07:47 AM EDT. 28 Comments
The first alpha release was made available on Thursday for the upcoming PHP 7.1.

PHP 7.1 is baking many features including the void return type, nullable types, generalized support of negative string offsets, class constant visibility modifiers, multi-catch, and more.

Developers are planning two alphas, three betas, and seven release candidates for PHP 7.1. The plan is to officially release PHP 7.1.0 in November. You can find out more about PHP 7.1 Alpha 1 via the announcement. Two weeks back I did some early PHP 7.1-dev testing.
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