PHP 5.6.0 has been released last month by the PHP Development Team. This new version includes some major changes and many improvements. See the release note
Main features added:
- Constant scalar expressions.
- Variadic functions and argument unpacking using the ... operator.
- Exponentiation using the ** operator.
- Function and constant importing with the use keyword.
- phpdbg as an interactive integrated debugger SAPI.
- php://input is now reusable, and $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA is deprecated.
- GMP objects now support operator overloading.
- File uploads larger than 2 gigabytes in size are now accepted.
You can find the complete features list on the PHP Website
One of the new features is the integrated phpdbg debugger which provides an interactive environment to debug your PHP code. phpdbg is implemented and distributed as an SAPI module. The phpdbg website has some good documentation, I recommend the Getting started with phpdbg
Let's cover how to get started with PHP 5.6.0 and phpdbg on Mac OS X.
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