See PHI1096. With some frequency, I want to raise an exception like "expected method getSomething() to return an object of type X, but it actually returned a thing of type Y".
There's no great builtin function for producing a good value for "Y", the unexpected value's type. "get_type()" is somewhat close, but just returns "object" for objects, when we'd prefer to return the object's class name since this is significantly more useful.
We have a pretty good method for producing "Y" in "libphutil/", but it's hard to remember: PhutilTypeSpec::getTypeOf($value). Wrap it in a convenient name, phutil_describe_type().
Also, provide phutil_is_natural_list() for simplifying the array_keys(...) === range(...) test that we have in a handful of cases.
Finally, clean up a couple of error behaviors that give you a bad/misleading error if you make a syntax error in "utils.php" specifically.