Declaring and Accessing INI Settings

Summary

In this chapter, you explored the implementation of one of the oldest features in the PHP language, and arguably the greatest obstacle to PHP's otherwise robust portability. With every new INI setting available, the obstacles to writing code that can be run anywhere grow more and more complex. Use these features with discretion and extension will be evermore useful; use them carelessly and its behavior from system to system may become too unpredictable to maintain.

In the next three chapters, you'll delve into the streams API, beginning with use and progressing through the implementation layers into stream and wrapper operations, contexts, and filters.


The PHP Life Cycle

Variables from the Inside Out

Memory Management

Setting Up a Build Environment

Your First Extension

Returning Values

Accepting Parameters

Working with Arrays and HashTables

The Resource Data Type

PHP4 Objects

PHP5 Objects

Startup, Shutdown, and a Few Points in Between

INI Settings

Accessing Streams

Implementing Streams

Diverting the Stream

Configuration and Linking

Extension Generators

Setting Up a Host Environment

Advanced Embedding

Appendix A. A Zend API Reference

Appendix B. PHPAPI

Appendix C. Extending and Embedding Cookbook

Appendix D. Additional Resources



Extending and Embedding PHP
Extending and Embedding PHP
ISBN: 067232704X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 175
Authors: Sara Golemon

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