Those who are aware of Laravel framework definitely know what the beast is Eloquent and how much elegant it is.
Any plans to modify Yii ORM to be more Eloquent like? I’m planning even to implement Eloquent on core level for Yii 1.1.x but I think PHP >= 5.1 limitation will make it impossible. Eloquent is one of the best ORMs in the market, it 's compared with Doctrine but is very lightweight.
I’ve come to yii from codeigniter, and I really want to stay with it as our team developed home-made CMS based on Yii for our clients (web studio). But I want the framework to move forward and stay up to date. Our team is ready to help with the development of Yii 2.0 as soon as the alpha will go public. We’re ready to help with implementation of Eloquent ORM too on pre-alpha stages.
I’m interested what others think about Eloquent ORM and do you agree that it will be beneficial for Yii to go with it.
Link for Eloquent: http://laravel.com/docs/database/eloquent