Apparently, PHP will finally be getting C++ style namespaces. While this is a minuscule step in the right direction, it pales compared to Python's beautiful module system.
PHP is also finally getting an
There's also going to be lambdas and basic closures. Too bad PHP function and class declarations aren't as flexible as Python's.
New syntax is being added. This is includes the NOWDOC syntax for writing unparsed strings. (ugly!) The worst, however, is the introduction of goto! Yes, PHP has taken another giant step towards becoming interpreted C.