Minutes PHP Developers Meeting: This really depresses me.
The functionality of named parameters was suggested. Named parameters allow you to “skip” certain parameters to functions.
[…] Discussion: We don’t see the real need for named parameters, as they seem to violate PHP’s KISS principle. It also makes for messier code.
[…] Conclusions: We do not want to add it.
I would love to have named parameters. They give you simpler way of doing things that you might do with simple objects — the kind where you have them just so you can set a bunch of properties then call a method.