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Re: [PHP] Php version

On Sunday 11 February 2018 12:12:29 Christoph M. Becker wrote:
> 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>
Thanks.  That explains it well. Obviously I should move to PHP 7.1 as soon 
as possible, after full testing of course.


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