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Debuggable Blog:
Supressing Errors in PHP
January 30, 2009 @ 11:14:58

Felix Geisendorfer has posted two new items to the Debuggable blog looking at suppressing errors in your applications - and no, that doesn't mean using the @ operator either.

As of late I am getting sick of some best practices I have taught myself. Never using the @-error suppressing operator quickly moving to the top of the list. Before you start crying out loud (I know you will), let me say this: I do not mean to encourage anybody to use the @-operator. Applying the practice herein introduced may result in permanent damage to your coding habits and could serve as a gateway behavior to writing shitty code.

He gives an example in the first post of a place where he failed to properly check to ensure an element existed before checking a element of it. The second post provides an interesting solution to the same problem - using empty on the element/subelement to check its existence.

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Elizabeth Smith's Blog:
Fun with compiling - Gtk+, PHP-Gtk2, and MSVC
December 19, 2006 @ 14:34:00

Elizabeth Smith has a new post to her blog today covering some of the fun she's been having with compiling things like Gtk+ and PHP-Gtk2.

So I've been using microsoft visual studio (actually it's Visual C++ Express, but uses the same stuff behind the scenes) to work on getting things compiled on windows. PHP-Gtk2 allows for some nifty extensions, well at least on linux. So I've been working to get versions of libglade, scintilla, gtksourceview and mozembed working on windows. It's a long, slow process. Here's the deal so far.

She talks about her current situation (what's compiling and what's not) and the software that she's trying to get up and running. She also mentions a problem she's been having with an error message talking about "unresolved external symbols" she'll need to track down (or get some help on - anyone out there seen it?)

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