PHP 5.4 Released


The PHP dev team have recently released version 5.4.0 which is a pretty major milestone. Just browsing through some of the most notable improvements which include some new language syntax, support for multibyte languages at the flick of a (runtime) switch and the addition of a built in CLI based webserver which should create some lively "it's not the server it's your code" style debates between Server Administrators and Developers. For those of you still using old code bases it is also important to note that PHP version 5.4.0 removes a lot including Register globals, magic quotes, safe mode and the "allow_call_time_pass_reference" ini option. Get the full low down here

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