As a follow up to https://make.wordpress.org/systems/2018/03/12/change-all-svn-php-linting-to-php7/ and https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3791 can we please switch the PHP linting for plugins.svn to 7.2 and keep it up-to-date with newer PHP branches as they’re deployed for WordPress.org?
Although this is specifically for plugins.svn, the same should be applicable to all SVNs now, as any which require an older PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. version will be enforced through Travis and other tools.
Having the linter exclude newer syntax is becoming a limitation for pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party developers and with the work being done around plugins specifying minimum PHP versions, and increasing the WordPress minimum versions, is going to result in more plugins requiring PHP 7.1/7.2/etc.