Working with Instances

Table of contents:

Summary

Although the functionality provided by ZE1 / PHP4 classes is limited at best, they do have the advantage of being compatible with the widely installed PHP4 base currently in production. The simple techniques covered in this chapter will allow you to write functional, versatile code that compiles and runs today and will continue working tomorrow.

In the next chapter, you'll find out what the buzz surrounding PHP5 is really about and why, if you want OOP functionality, you'll find a reason to upgrade and never look back.


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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