>the most difference between php 4 and php 5 is the new zend engine - right?
Don't know. The changes are documented in the ChangeLog available in CVS at http://cvs.php.net and on pages linked from the home page of PHP http://php.net/ I reckon you can read them as well as I can. >As far as i know (Alexey Zakhlestine told me) does the new php 4.3 release >already include zend engine 2. My question is now: >Will there be a completly new documentation for php 5 (or the new engine)? >Or will the new functions and the new syntax rules just be added to the >regular doc? When do you think will the completed doc be online? > >When will php 5 be released? Past upgrades have remained largely backwards-compatible, and I expect PHP 4.3/5 to also do so. There will always be exceptions for various reasons. In the past, upgrades to PHP have simply altered the existing on-line manual. I would expect that the next version would also do so, but only the PHP Documentation team would know for sure. There will never, ever, be a completed documentation for PHP on-line, or anywhere else :-) Generally, the PHP docs "lag" behind the actual functions by a few weeks or so, depending on who wrote the functions, and how many people use/need those functions. Functions with few users and/or more complicated interfaces may lag woefully behind average. Feel free to join the documentation team and reduce this lag time. :-) I trolled for answers to the "when will PHP 5 happen" in the PHP-Dev list recently. Use the archives. Search for "tea leaves" to find the thread. YMMV. Note that all the answers, if any were public, were "off the record" -- Like Music? http://l-i-e.com/artists.htm -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php