Inspection

Table of contents:

Summary

Exposing streamable resources, whether remote network I/O or local data sources, allows your extension to hook into the core data manipulation functions and avoid reimplementing the tedious work of descriptor management and I/O buffering. This makes it more useful, and more powerful when placed in a userspace setting.

The next chapter will finish up the streams layer by taking a look at filters and contexts that can be used to alter the default behavior of streams, and even modify data en route.


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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