How to use constructor promotion in PHP 8

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This is so good! The only thing that feels wrong is the empty brackets.

What is a constructor property promotion?

It is a new syntax that PHP 8 brings, allowing two simultaneous operations: Class property declaration and Constructor assignment, right from the constructor.

See how it works:

class Ugh {
  public $target;

  function __construct($target) {
    $this->target = $target;


class Wew {

  function __construct(public $target) {}


See the official documentation.

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