New Feature Request¶
A NFR is a short document explaining how a new feature request must be submitted, how it can be implemented, and how it can help core developers and others to understand and implement it.
A NFR contains:
- Suggested syntax
- Suggested class names and methods
- A description detailing the usage
- How it can benefit the framework and the community
- If the feature is already implemented in other frameworks, a short explanation of how that was implemented and its advantages
In the following cases a new feature request will be rejected if:
- The feature makes the framework slow
- The feature does not provide any additional value to the framework
- The NFR is not clear, bad documentation, unclear explanations, etc.
- The NFR has not been discussed with the Team or voted by the community
- The NFR does not follow the current guidelines/philosophy of the framework
- The NFR affects/breaks applications developed in current/older versions of the framework
- The original poster does not provide feedback/input when requested
- It's technically impossible to implement
- It can only be used in the development/testing stages
- Submitted/proposed classes/components don't follow the Single Responsibility Principle
- Uses static methods - (not allowed)
To send a NFR you do not need to provide Zephir or C code or develop the feature. New Feature requests explain the goal of the intended implementation and start a discussion on how best to implement it.
All NFRs should be posted as a new issue on GitHub. Please make sure to use the prefix
[NFR] in the title of your issue.