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August 16th, 2016

051: What happened to PHP 6?

Despite the fact that there was never an official release of PHP 6, it was going to be a real thing with a lot of great improvements to the engine and language. But why was this version of PHP never released? We talk with some previous and current interna


Sara Golemon

What happened to PHP 6? Show Summary

What was the plan for PHP 6?

  • PHP 6 was supposed to add native unicode support to PHP.
  • This represented a big change and many features were blocked from being added to the PHP 5.x codebase because unicode support had to be added first.
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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

Derick Rethans

Sean Coates

Andrei Zmievski

  • Andrei is @a on Twitter (not a typo)
  • Works as a Principal Engineer at AppDynamics in San Francisco
  • Enjoys traveling, photography and craft beer in his spare time

Show Notes Credit

Chris Shaw

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