PHP Developer’s Meeting 2005

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It’s been a while since there was a small, focused meeting for the purposes of working out the evolution of the next version of PHP. The last, and only, time was probably in January 2000 when Rasmus, Zeev, Andi, Stig, Sascha, Thies, Frank, myself, and a few others gathered in Tel Aviv to hash out PHP 4. You can see how young we looked back then.

Last week in Paris saw the second iteration of the PDM and this time the focus was on PHP 6. We had a very productive discussion over two days and Derick did a great job taking notes and writing up the report. It has been posted on the internals mailing list, and once 5.1 is out, I think we can concentrate on the implementation of PHP 6, which should be great.

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  1. andrei
    Abu Hurayrah
    23/11/2005 at 7:55 pm Permalink

    I really liked reading up on the discussions and conclusions regarding Unicode. I particularly like that the 3 string types were brought down to two (binary and string, with string always being Unicode when enabled), but it gets kind of confusing when a binary string is called “STRING” internally, and a text string is called “UNICODE”. :-p

    I really hope to see a lot more discussion of Unicode and PHP, and any possible actions or practices we can adopt NOW that will meld more smoothly with the Unicode support anticipated in PHP6 – any suggestions?

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