It is not just a next major PHP version being released today. The release being introduced is an outcome of the almost two years development journey. It is a very special accomplishment of the core team. And, it is a result of incredible efforts of many active community members. Indeed, it is not just a final release being brought out today, it is the rise of a new PHP generation with an enormous potential.
Congratulations everyone to this spectacular day for the PHP world!
Grateful thanks to all the contributors and supporters!
PHP 7.0.0 comes with a new version of the Zend Engine, numerous improvements and new features such as
Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
Significantly reduced memory usage
Abstract Syntax Tree
Consistent 64-bit support
Improved Exception hierarchy
Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions
Secure random number generator
Removed old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
The null coalescing operator (??)
Return and Scalar Type Declarations
Zero cost asserts
Will Developers Adopt PHP 7?
PHP 7.0.0 (cli) (built: Dec 5 2015 03:43:50) ( NTS )
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