Deprecation: #95293 - StringUtility::beginsWith() and StringUtility::endsWith()

See Issue #95293

Description

The helper methods StringUtility::beginsWith() and StringUtility::endsWith() have been marked as deprecated, as the newly available PHP-built in functions str_starts_with() and str_ends_with() can be used instead, which support proper typing and is faster on PHP 8.0.

For PHP 7.4 installations, the dependency symfony/polyfill-php80 adds the PHP functions in lower PHP environments, which TYPO3 Core ships as dependency since TYPO3 v10 LTS.

Impact

Calling StringUtility::beginsWith() or StringUtility::endsWith() will trigger a PHP E_USER_DEPRECATED error.

Affected Installations

TYPO3 installations using these TYPO3 API functions - either via extensions or in their own site-specific code. An analysis via TYPO3’s extension scanner will show any matches.

Migration

Replace all calls of StringUtility::beginsWith() with str_starts_with() and StringUtility::endsWith() with str_ends_with() to avoid deprecation warnings and to keep your code up-to-date.

See php.net: str-starts-with and php.net: str-ends-with for further syntax.