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PHP 8: Override internal functions with `disable_functions` INI directive

PHP 8: Override internal functions with `disable_functions` INI directive

Creative ways to polyfill/mock PHP internal functions with `disabled_functions` feature
PHP 8 Alpha 1 released

PHP 8 Alpha 1 released

PHP 8 Alpha version 1 is released on the same month PHP turned 25!
PHP turns 25!

PHP turns 25!

PHP turns 25 years today. PHP version 1.0 was released on 8th of June in 1995!
How to install Composer packages ignoring PHP version requirements

How to install Composer packages ignoring PHP version requirements

How to force-install PHP packages, ignoring version requirements set by dependencies

PHP Versions and Changes

Release Date2020-12-03
Version StatusFuture Release

The future major PHP version with Union Types, JIT, and other improvements in a leaner package while it drops a lot of deprecated functionality.

Release Date2019-11-28
Version StatusSupported (Latest)

Latest and greatest PHP version with typed properties, short array syntax, and more.

Release Date2018-12-06
Version StatusSupported

Heredoc/nowdoc syntax improvements and a bunch of legacy code deprecations.

Release Date2017-11-30
Version StatusSecurity-Fixes Only

Argon2 password hashing support, class constant visibility, object type, and many more.

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