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    Phoronix: PHP 5.6 Is Nearly Ready For Release, RC1 Is Out

    PHP 5.6 is on track for its official release this summer as a major update to PHP5 while those looking to do some pre-production testing, RC1 is now available...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTcyNTM

  • #2
    Wonderful. Yet more inconsistent features half-copied from other languages and then broken in stupid ways!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FLHerne View Post
      Wonderful. Yet more inconsistent features half-copied from other languages and then broken in stupid ways!
      There's nothing broken about it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by psychoticmeow View Post
        There's nothing broken about it.
        http://blog.codinghorror.com/php-suc...doesnt-matter/

        It would probably be great if they provided a PHP 6, which breaks backward dependencies, cleans up the API, and tries to have more of a consistent design to it. But as the creator of it states, "it is not a designed language", it just grew into what it is today. Which sounds like a pretty bad idea from the start.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
          http://blog.codinghorror.com/php-suc...doesnt-matter/

          It would probably be great if they provided a PHP 6, which breaks backward dependencies, cleans up the API, and tries to have more of a consistent design to it. But as the creator of it states, "it is not a designed language", it just grew into what it is today. Which sounds like a pretty bad idea from the start.
          As it happens Coding Horror is the last place I turn to for reasonable opinions regarding PHP

          I recently wrote this, which covers ongoing changes to PHP, the last section covers briefly how the RFC process works, so while the language isn't 'designed' it's not exactly inconsistently put together.

          That said, there's a lot of talk on the mailing list about PHP 6, including backwards compatibility breaks.

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          • #6
            Finally, an exponentiation operator! I hate using pow(), it feels awkward.

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