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Originally aired on

July 7th, 2017

064: PHP 7 Source Code: A Deep Dive

We take a deep-dive into the underlaying structure of the the PHP source code and talk about the scanner, parser, the new AST layer (and the evil things we can do with it), and the Zend engine. Let's see how the PHP sausage is made!


Sara Golemon

PHP 7 Internals: Scanning, Parsing, AST, and engine Show Summary


Previous podcasts about PHP internals provide some context for this episode:

Developer Shout-Out

Thank you, Julien Pauli for all your hard work on php-src. A $50 Amazon gift card from Zend Training is on its way to you.

Shout-out sponsored by Zend Training

Zend Training

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Sara Golemon

Sara Golemon

  • Sara is @SaraMG@Mastodon.Technology
  • She works on getting XP in video games and torturing PHP
  • Works on the XHP extension for PHP - XHTML embedded in PHP

Show Notes Credit

Chris Shaw

Thank you Chris Shaw for authoring the show notes for this episode!

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