What is the difference between classes vs enums in PHP 8.1?

Harish Kumar · · 1475 Views

One of the common questions that I have been asked is what is the difference between classes and enums. Class(es) and enum(s) share many similarities but differ in some aspects. The following are some of the differences between Class and Enum:

Classes

Enums

Syntax

class Foo {}

enum Foo {}

Properties



Static Properties

Methods

Static Methods

Instantiating: new Foo()

Implement interfaces

Inheritance: Foo extends Bar

Magic Constants

Traits

✔ (without properties)

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