Robert Cummings wrote:

> Per Jessen wrote:
>> Manuel Aude wrote:
>>> I'm giving a PHP course next semester (3 hours all saturdays for 22
>>> weeks) and I just realized that PHP 5.3 is coming very soon (2 days
>>> now!). So, my plans of teaching PHP 5.2 are starting to change, and
>>> I think it's a good idea to teach them 5.3 already.
>> Does it _really_ matter which one?  I can't imagine there are that
>> many revolutionary changes in a dot-release.
> Given the naming of PHP versions of PHP-x.y.z, I would agree that not
> much changes between versions at the .z level. But at the .y level
> there are usually significant changes.
> Coming to a PHP 5.3 near you are the following notable features:
>      - namespaces
>      - closures
>      - late static binding
>      - garbage collector to handle cyclic references
>      - PHAR
>      - goto

I hadn't actually seen/studied the list, but apart from the goto, I
don't consider any of those revolutionary :-)


Per Jessen, Zürich (13.8°C)

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