Functional Functions

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In this chapter you created a simple working PHP extension and learned the steps necessary to build it for most major platforms. In the coming chapters, you'll add to this extension, ultimately including every type of PHP feature.

The PHP source tree and the tools it relies on to compile and build on the many platforms it supports is constantly changing. If something in this chapter failed to work, refer to the online manual under Installation to see if your version has special needs.

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 © 2008-2020.
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