Why upgrade?

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Why upgrade?

Postby caltuna » 25. August 2009 04:39

What is in the new version of XAMPP (for Mac) that doing an upgrade is worthwhile, if all my stuff runs fine now?
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Re: Why upgrade?

Postby MegaChriz » 25. August 2009 09:09

The new version of XAMPP (v1.7.2a) contains PHP 5.3.
With PHP 5.3 you are able to work with namespaces for example.
http://www.php.net/manual/en/migration5 ... atures.php
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Re: Why upgrade?

Postby Nobbie » 25. August 2009 12:27

caltuna wrote:What is in the new version of XAMPP (for Mac) that doing an upgrade is worthwhile, if all my stuff runs fine now?


Nothing. If you are ok, you are ok.
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Re: Why upgrade?

Postby Ron Newman » 25. August 2009 12:53

PHP 5.3.0 has closures (inner functions), a very useful feature that most modern languages have had for years. If you use callbacks when traversing a data structure (such as a shopping cart), you'll really want closures.

But if you decide to use them, be sure that your ultimate hosting platform will have PHP 5.3.0.
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