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PHP 5.6 Officially Released With New Debugger

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Published on 28 August 2014 08:41 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The PHP community this morning put out the awaited PHP 5.6 update that brings several language changes and other improvements to the popular web programming language.

PHP 5.6 introduces support for constant scalar expressions, variadic functions and argument unpacking with the ... operator, exponentiation using the ** operator, function and constant importing, PHPDBG, php://input is now reusable, GMP objects can use operator overloading, and file uploads over 2GB in size are now handled. The new phpdbg component is an interactive PHP debugger implemented as a SAPI module.

For PHP developers looking to find out more information about this significant update can read the official release announcement at PHP.net while the 5.6 migration guide covers all of the new/changed features in great detail.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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