The PHP development group is happy to announce the official release of the latest in the PHP 5 series - PHP 5.6.0. This release includes lots of bug fixes and several new features including:
- constant scalar expressions
- Variadic functions
- Exponentiation using the ** operator
- Function and constant importing with "use"
- phpdbg integration
- php://input is now reusable
There's also several things that will break compatibility with code written for previous versions including changes in JSON decoding, GMP resource handling and updates to the mcrypt functions. For more information on these changes and the list of things to know before using it, check out the migration guide. As always, you can get this latest version from the downloads page or windows.php.net for the Windows users.