I hope you're all doing well. I have been using PHP for a while now, and I recently came across a new feature introduced in PHP 8 called the Match expression. I've been using switch case statements in PHP 7 to handle conditional logic, but now I'm curious about the differences between match expressions and switch cases in PHP.
From what I understand, both match expressions and switch cases are used to compare a given value against multiple conditions and execute specific code based on the matches. However, I'm wondering if there are any significant differences between them in terms of functionality or syntax.
I'm also curious to know if there is any performance difference between the two. Are match expressions faster or more efficient compared to switch cases, or vice versa?
If any of you have already used PHP 8 and have experience with match expressions, I would really appreciate it if you could share your insights. I'm particularly interested in knowing if match expressions offer any additional features or improvements over switch cases. Additionally, any real-world use cases or examples showcasing the advantages of using match expressions would be very helpful.
Thank you in advance for your time and expertise. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this.