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With PHP 5 around the corner, many are asking, "Is PHP evolutionary or revolutionary?" This article tries to answer this question. Many readers might have already read about PHP 5 or heard of its numerous new features. As the current PHP 5 code base is already extremely stable, some production development with PHP 5 has already begun. One question that has been heard numerous times is whether this new version is evolutionary or revolutionary. Obviously, this is a matter of perception, and different people have different views. This article tries to answer this question by looking back at previous changes in PHP's major versions and by examining PHP 5's changes, which should allow you to judge for yourself how the new features compare against the major new features introduced in previous versions of PHP. This article will focus on PHP 5's new features as they are the... (more)