• PHP 7 Released

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    PHP 7 Released
    26 Jan 2016

    The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0. This release marks the start of the new major PHP 7 series.

    PHP 7.0.0 comes with a new version of the Zend Engine, numerous improvements and new features such as

    • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
    • Significantly reduced memory usage
    • Abstract Syntax Tree
    • Consistent 64-bit support
    • Improved Exception hierarchy
    • Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions
    • Secure random number generator
    • Removed old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
    • The null coalescing operator (??)
    • Return and Scalar Type Declarations
    • Anonymous Classes
    • Zero cost asserts

    For source downloads of PHP 7.0.0 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

    The migration guide is available in the PHP Manual. Please consult it for the detailed list of new features and backward incompatible changes.

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