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PHPKitchen:
PHP Shell Gets Even Better
Jun 15, 2006 @ 05:48:33

Today on PHPKitchen, there's some new comments concerning even more improvements to the PHP Shell package to provide more powerful shell access to developers on the command line.

Luckily for PHPers Jan Kneschke has come to the rescue and implemented PHP Shell in userland PHP, which provides many of the features that come by default in the aforementioned languages' interactive shells. If your PHP is compiled --with-readline support even better, standard up-arrow command history is available, as is the ability to backspace into the code you have written but not yet executed.

Demian also includes another note mentioning an addition PHP Shell's distribution method - it's been made available via PEAR and can be grabbed with "pear install PHP_Shell" from the command line.

tagged: php_shell pear package release command-line php_shell pear package release command-line

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PHPKitchen:
PHP Shell Gets Even Better
Jun 15, 2006 @ 05:48:33

Today on PHPKitchen, there's some new comments concerning even more improvements to the PHP Shell package to provide more powerful shell access to developers on the command line.

Luckily for PHPers Jan Kneschke has come to the rescue and implemented PHP Shell in userland PHP, which provides many of the features that come by default in the aforementioned languages' interactive shells. If your PHP is compiled --with-readline support even better, standard up-arrow command history is available, as is the ability to backspace into the code you have written but not yet executed.

Demian also includes another note mentioning an addition PHP Shell's distribution method - it's been made available via PEAR and can be grabbed with "pear install PHP_Shell" from the command line.

tagged: php_shell pear package release command-line php_shell pear package release command-line

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Zend Developer Zone:
Interactive Shells, They Arent's Just for Seafood Anymore.
May 11, 2006 @ 06:46:43

We mentioned briefly in a post a while back about the latest offering for those PHP developers out there that were looking for a more robust shell to work in. One has been developed by Jan Kneschke and in this new post from the Zend Developer Zone, it's compared to two other offerings, all going for the same goal.

I started my programming career (many moons ago) coding in FoxPro. [...] In the FoxPro command window I can execute commands, instantiate objects, explore properties; in short, just about everything I can do in FoxPro itself. It's a great prototyping tool for all the non-visual stuff. I’ve missed the immediacy of the command window in every other language I've worked in. I no longer miss it in PHP!

There's mention of the default interactive shell (with the --with-readline) that comes with PHP5 installs, but it's just not as full-featured as many would like. Thankfully, there are three alternatives presented - php_shell, phpa, and phpinteractive. For each, there's a bit of a description and some of Cal's opinions on how well they work.

tagged: zend developer zone interactive shell php_shell phpa phpinteractive zend developer zone interactive shell php_shell phpa phpinteractive

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Zend Developer Zone:
Interactive Shells, They Arent's Just for Seafood Anymore.
May 11, 2006 @ 06:46:43

We mentioned briefly in a post a while back about the latest offering for those PHP developers out there that were looking for a more robust shell to work in. One has been developed by Jan Kneschke and in this new post from the Zend Developer Zone, it's compared to two other offerings, all going for the same goal.

I started my programming career (many moons ago) coding in FoxPro. [...] In the FoxPro command window I can execute commands, instantiate objects, explore properties; in short, just about everything I can do in FoxPro itself. It's a great prototyping tool for all the non-visual stuff. I’ve missed the immediacy of the command window in every other language I've worked in. I no longer miss it in PHP!

There's mention of the default interactive shell (with the --with-readline) that comes with PHP5 installs, but it's just not as full-featured as many would like. Thankfully, there are three alternatives presented - php_shell, phpa, and phpinteractive. For each, there's a bit of a description and some of Cal's opinions on how well they work.

tagged: zend developer zone interactive shell php_shell phpa phpinteractive zend developer zone interactive shell php_shell phpa phpinteractive

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