Today, I gave a presentation on Traits for PHP in Paris. It was a quite interesting audience, ca. 35 professional PHP developers and all interested in Traits.

My presentation gave an introduction into the motivation and language design of Traits for PHP. Also discussing details like the actual implementation in the Zend Engine.

Afterwards, Frédéric Hardy gave a presentation to demonstrate the use of traits in testing, I believe. Well, the talk was in French after all, which made following for me rather impossible, unfortunately.

So, the overall conclusion is, there are quite a few people interested in using traits in the real world. Thats good, but might result in the paradox that the most influential work I will do for a long time, is bringing the result of a course work to the #4 programming language in the world… *sigh*