On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 7:16 AM, Richard Quadling <rquadl...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 2 December 2011 21:00, Matt Neimeyer <m...@neimeyer.org> wrote: >> Is there (or is there a way to compile) a DOS CLI version of a fairly >> recent version of PHP? I have not been able to find one using the >> powers of Google. > > You are pretty much stuck with no network services, limited memory and > restricted extensions. > > Can you describe your project and to why it MUST run on such an ancient OS?
We have a utility disk that we use for a variety of things where I work and some of them are DOS based. We use the purely DOS ones rarely enough these days that people have trouble remembering how to use them. I wanted to see if it would be possible to write a menu type front end that would detect what OS it is running under and present the tools and options that are suitable for that OS. My thought was to use PHP because it is cross platform (to some degree) and then in theory the disk could be run under anything that can run PHP and anything that would run under the current OS can then be presented to the end user. If there is a better solution than PHP I'm open to it, but I already know PHP so I figured that would make it easier. Basically I need to be able to present a menu to the end user so they can select the tool they want to run. We currently have tool disks for DOS, Windows and OSX. If I could combine them into one big disk/usb key I would be a hero around these parts. Matt -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php