I like some of the Python syntax. But some of it is cumbersome. Same
with PHP. But I think PHP is closer to what I want so what's wrong with
trying to improve it where it's possible (and easily done)?
agree, and you can easily make PHP code not readable with such improvements.
again, I can't understand why PHP should have another way of creating new arrays.
there are so many things you can improve in PHP - why did you choose to change the syntax?
Cause array() really is used very often, and could be made much more
"pretty" (read: readable, expressive) with .