The Slow Death of PHP 4

Recently, I’ve been getting more and more into community-supplied code, since it’s generally been getting better. Namely, I’ve been exploring the PEAR offerings, and seeing what pieces I can integrate into my personal framework for development. One of these packages is the package called Log, which allows for easy logging of application events.

So imagine my surprise and sadness to learn that the package still supports PHP 4.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009 @ 1:00 am | Comment (17) | Categories: PHP 4, PHP 5
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PHP 4.4 Ends It’s Life

PHP has rung the death knell for PHP 4, announcing today that PHP has reached it’s effective end of life.

PHP 4 was a great improvement in PHP, allowing for a number of important features that made PHP a great language, including instituting superglobals like $_SESSION and $_POST, implementing the CLI and CGI, and object oriented programming (such as it was). But with all software, it has reached its effetive end of life, and has been retired.

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Friday, August 8th, 2008 @ 9:42 am | Comment (1) | Categories: PHP 4
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