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Re: [PHP] Php version




On 11.02.2018 at 15:53, John Iliffe wrote:

> So, can some knowledgeable person give a succinct definition of why one 
> would run a specific version?  It boggles the mind that there would be that 
> many versions maintained if there isn't some significant difference between 
> them.

Versions which have reached GA (i.e. PHP x.y.0) usually receive only
bugfixes.  New features and internal improvements are typically only
committed to pre GA releases, so each new major or minor PHP version
brings enhancements (see the migration guides in the appendix of the PHP
manual[1] for details), while new revisions have only bugfixes.

Normally, you'll want to run the latest stable PHP version, unless you
have reasons not to, for instance, because your distro/provider does not
yet support it, your codebase is not yet compatible, or you're hitting a
bug (in which case you should report it at <https://bugs.php.net/>).

[1] <http://www.php.net/manual/en/appendices.php>

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Christoph M. Becker

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