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Submission + - PHP 5.4 A Major Update Designed to Help Forget 6.0 ( 2

mikejuk writes: PHP 5.4 has been released along with a new version of Zend Framework. It has it a number of optimizations that make it faster and smaller (early estimates say 10 to 20% faster), a built-in webserver for testing purposes, and features that had been destined for PHP 6.0.
The big addition from the now crashed PHP 6.0 project is Traits which are sort of a cross between a class and an interface and brings some of the advantages of multiple inheritance to PHP.
A good question is what happens when 5.4 evolves its way to 6.0? Will it have to be called 6(2) or something?

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PHP 5.4 A Major Update Designed to Help Forget 6.0

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  • Does it really matter what the version number is? These are great features that I am happy to see, so they could call it version 8.6.2c for all I care.
    • I'll jump in here and say .. yes.

      But, rather than reiterate this information try Wikipedia - []

      Software versioning is the process of assigning either unique version names or unique version numbers to unique states of computer software. Within a given version number category (major, minor), these numbers are generally assigned in increasing order and correspond to new developments in the software. At a fine-grained level, revision control is often used for keep

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