PHP 5.3 is already released for a while and starts to settle in.

Now it seems to be a good time to philosophize about the future language development of PHP again. To promote this discussion, I backported my Traits-patch to PHP 5.3, fixed some bugs, and used GitHub to publish it. Lets hope that this will allow a painless maintenance of the patch.

For the moment, there is no up-to-date standalone patch file anymore, but only the GitHub repository.

For a basic introduction please refer to the RFC ( and the test cases available in the source folder Zend/tests/traits.