One new thing I found in Magento 2 is the usage of object $block in phtml template to get the block method, instead of using $this as we did in Magento 1.
Let’s say we have this method getFoo() in our block:
then we can call the method from our template with:
and surely will outpout “here is Foo“.
Now, let’s call the method using object $this:
and… it turns out that its output still the same: “here is Foo“. WHY??