PHP 5.6 Is Nearly Ready For Release, RC1 Is Out
Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 20 June 2014 at 09:58 AM EDT. 5 Comments
PHP 5.6 is on track for its official release this summer as a major update to PHP5 while those looking to do some pre-production testing, RC1 is now available.

PHP 5.6 brings support for constant scalar expressions, variadic functions via the ... operator, argument unpacking via ..., exponentiation via **, a phpdbg debugger, support for file uploads larger than 2GB, and a variety of other enhancements. New PHP 5.6 features are documented in length for developer reference at

PHP 5.6 RC1 just brings bug-fixes with the code-base already being in feature-freeze since the beta series. The PHP 5.6 RC1 release notes are documented via the PHP web-site.

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