• Migrating from PHP 5.3.x to PHP
  • Other changes

  • Other changes
  • Other changes

    Other changes

    • The default character
      set for htmlspecialchars() and htmlentities() is now UTF-8, instead
      of ISO-8859-1. Note that changing your output charset via
      the default_charset configuration setting does not affect
      htmlspecialchars/htmlentities unless you are passing “” (an empty
      string) as the encoding parameter to your htmlspecialchars()/htmlentities() calls. Generally we do not
      recommend doing this because you should be able to change your
      output charset without affecting the runtime charset used by these
      functions. The safest approach is to explicitly set the charset on
      each call to htmlspecialchars() and htmlentities().
    • E_ALL now includes
      E_STRICT level errors in the error_reporting configuration directive.
    • SNMP now has an OOP API. Functions now return FALSE
      on every error condition including SNMP-related (no such instance,
      end of MIB, etc). Thus, in particular, breaks previous behavior of
      get/walk functions returning an empty string on SNMP-related
      Multi OID get/getnext/set
      queries are now supported.
      UCD-SNMP compatibility code, consider upgrading to net-snmp v5.3+,
      Net-SNMP v5.4+ is required for Windows version.
      In sake of adding support for IPv6 DNS name resolution of
      remote SNMP agent (peer) is done by extension now, not by Net-SNMP
      library anymore.
    • OpenSSL now supports
    • CLI SAPI doesn’t
      terminate any more on fatal errors when using interactive mode with
      readline support.
    • $_SERVER[‘REQUEST_TIME_FLOAT’] has been added to include
      microsecond precision.
    • Added new hash
      algorithms: fnv132, fnv164, joaat
    • Chained string offsets –
      e.g. $a[0][0] where $a is a string – now work.
    • Arrays cast from
      SimpleXMLElement now always contain all nodes instead of just the first
      matching node. All SimpleXMLElement children are
      now always printed when using
      var_dump(), var_export()
      and print_r().
    • It’s now possible to
      enforce the class’ __construct arguments in an abstract constructor in the
      base class.