PHP started as a quick Perl hack written by Rasmus Lerdorf in late 1994. Over the next two to three years, it evolved into what we today know as PHP/FI 2.0. PHP for Windows is a quick Perl hack tool.
PHP/FI started to get a lot of users, but things didn`t start flying until Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans suddenly came along with a new parser in the summer of 1997, leading to PHP 3.0. PHP 3.0 defined the syntax and semantics used in both versions 3 and 4.
What's New in This Release PHP:
- Upgraded bundled Sqlite3 to version 3.7.4. (Ilia)
- Upgraded bundled PCRE to version 8.11. (Ilia)
- Zend Engine:
· Indirect reference to $this fails to resolve if direct $this is never used in method.
· Added options to debug backtrace functions. (Stas)
· Fixed bug numerous crashes due to setlocale (crash on error, pcre, mysql etc.) on Windows in thread safe mode. (Pierre)
· Fixed Bug #53971 (isset() and empty() produce apparently spurious runtime error). (Dmitry)
· Fixed Bug #53958 (Closures can't 'use' shared variables by value and by reference). (Dmitry)
· Fixed Bug #53629 (memory leak inside highlight_string()). (Hannes, Ilia)
· Fixed Bug #51458 (Lack of error context with nested exceptions). (Stas)
· Fixed Bug #47143 (Throwing an exception in a destructor causes a fatal error). (Stas)
· Fixed bug #43512 (same parameter name can be used multiple times in
· method/function definition). (Felipe)
· Added ability to connect to HTTPS sites through proxy with basic authentication using ...