PHP 7.0 Is Ready For Release
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 2 December 2015 at 04:02 PM EST. 13 Comments
The official announcement has yet to come down the wire, but PHP 7.0.0 is ready for release.

The PHP 7 release was already delayed twice but now it's ready to ship.

PHP 7.0.0 was tagged in Git since yesterday but the official release announcement isn't expected until tomorrow, 3 December.

PHP 7.0 brings much greater performance over PHP 5 as its dominant feature. The PHP 7 performance improvement is widely reported to be around 2x faster. PHP 7 also brings new language features and other changes like optional support for declaring return types of a function, the new combined comparison "spaceship" operator, and more.
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