En route from the aggregated stream of Planet PHP comes a small post from Brian Moon about Stan’s suggestion for introducing the  syntax for creating lists in PHP.
I like Python. This is like Python. By association, I like this. This would mean that you now could do:
$a = [1, 2, 3];
instead of $a = array(1,2,3); and:
$a = [‘one’ => 1, ‘two’ => 2]
instead of $a = array(‘one’ => 1, ‘two’ => 2);
Syntactial sugar, but still, sweet sugar.
If we just could get [:]-syntax for slicing and dicing too now..