Type hint in PHP function parameters and return values

Here’s a list of all the types you can use in PHP type hinting, with the minimum PHP version since they are available:

array

function foo(array $bar)PHP 5.1+example
function foo(array $bar = null)PHP 5.1+example
function foo(): arrayPHP 7.0+example
function foo(): ?arrayPHP 7.1+example

bool

function foo(bool $bar)PHP 7.0+example
function foo(bool $bar = null)PHP 7.0+example
function foo(): boolPHP 7.0+example
function foo(): ?boolPHP 7.1+example

callable

function foo(callable $bar)PHP 5.4+example
function foo(callable $bar = null)PHP 5.4+example
function foo(): callablePHP 7.0+example
function foo(): ?callablePHP 7.1+example

float

function foo(float $bar)PHP 7.0+example
function foo(float $bar = null)PHP 7.0+example
function foo(): floatPHP 7.0+example
function foo(): ?floatPHP 7.1+example

int

function foo(int $bar)PHP 7.0+example
function foo(int $bar = null)PHP 7.0+example
function foo(): intPHP 7.0+example
function foo(): ?intPHP 7.1+example

iterable

function foo(iterable $bar)PHP 7.1+example
function foo(iterable $bar = null)PHP 7.1+example
function foo(): iterablePHP 7.1+example
function foo(): ?iterablePHP 7.1+example

object

function foo(object $bar)PHP 7.2+example
function foo(object $bar = null)PHP 7.2+example
function foo(): objectPHP 7.2+example
function foo(): ?objectPHP 7.2+example

self

function foo(self $bar)PHP 5.0+example
function foo(self $bar = null)PHP 5.1+example
function foo(): selfPHP 7.0+example
function foo(): ?selfPHP 7.1+example

string

function foo(string $bar)PHP 7.0+example
function foo(string $bar = null)PHP 7.0+example
function foo(): stringPHP 7.0+example
function foo(): ?stringPHP 7.1+example

class names

function foo(ClassName $bar)PHP 5.0+example
function foo(ClassName $bar = null)PHP 5.1+example
function foo(): ClassNamePHP 7.0+example
function foo(): ?ClassNamePHP 7.1+example

boolean, double, integer, resource, static

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