PHP 5.4 is here!
Before you start thinking about upgrading your server, you should know if it’s worth doing it.
According to Nettuts+, “the latest enhancements significantly improve its elegance, while removing deprecated functionality, resulting in a dramatic optimization of the runtime (up to 20% more speed and memory usage reduction).”
I like the sound of that!
That could effect those on the verge of needing a server upgrade.
Here are a couple other things you may be happy to see:
- Built-in web server for dev purposes
- Shorter array syntax
- Array dereferencing
- $this in anonymous functions
- <?= is always on <— THIS!