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Things to do or at least think about doing in the future. Name in
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Zend
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For PHP 4.3.0:
* Allow foreach ($array as $k => &$val) syntax. right now we cannot
traverse an array without copying each element.
* Allow foreach ($array as $k => list($a, $b)) syntax for multi
dimensional arrays.
* Look at replacing c-lib call tolower().
* Make hash API functions work with HASH_OF() to save time.
* Allow to set a default value for call-by-reference-parameters.
eg: function hello (&$pallo = NULL) {}
* Disallow function(method) redefinition in class.
* Add configure test to determine if dlsym() requires underscore and set
DLSYM_NEEDS_UNDERSCORE accordingly. Perl and zsh have it in configure,
for example. (DONE?)
For PHP 5.0.0:
* Native large number support (probably with GNU GMP)
* Const'ify APIs. Right now, many functions leave parameters untouched,
but don't declare those as const. This makes interaction with other
interfaces difficult which pass const parameters to us.
* Add try..catch/throw exception handling.
* Fix Zend shallow copy issues with objects and arrays.
global
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For PHP 4.3.0:
* Add aliases to functions to conform to new naming conventions, e.g.
str_to_upper().
* Make all extensions thread-safe.
* Make everything on the language-level independent of your locale
settings.
* Change PHP error messages, so that they point to pages or sections
in the PHP Manual.
* Make sure that all ZTS globals get destructed. Most ts_allocate_id()
calls should have a dtor entry.
* Activate all extensions by default that don't rely on external
dependencies. (eg ftp) (DONE?)
* on some platforms unimplemented function will just do nothing
(e.g. symlink) they should print a warning or not even be defined!
(DONE ?)
* Finish PHP streams abstraction, nuke all that issock stuff, implement SSL
socket support. (wez)
- ext/ftp/ -> all FILEs to streams
- ext/bz2/ -> convert to stream impl.
* Use arg_separator.input to implode args in the CGI sapi extension
and arg_separator.input to explode in php_build_argv(). (DONE?)
* Change the odbc_fetch_into() function to require ALWAYS the first two
parameters ($conn_id and $array), and make the third (row) be optional.
* Remove --with-openlink configure option (--with-iodbc replaces it).
* Implement flush feature suitable for nested output buffers.
For PHP 5.0.0
* bundle and use curl lib for fopen wrapper.
* --enable-all in configure. (--enable-shared=max ...)
* make configure print out a summary when it's done (like XEmacs)
* replace standard functions which work on static data with
reentrancy-safe functions (DONE?).
* make SAPI conform to CGI/1.1. Currently, all SAPI modules
define REMOTE_ADDR etc. themselves and reach only various level
of compliance.
* see what functions might need to be changed to use HashPosition, so
that the internal array pointer is not affected.
* Move most extensions and PEAR packages out of the PHP CVS tree,
include them again during release packaging.
Other
* use thread-safe resolver functions (either require BIND 8 or adns).
* implement javadoc based function docs template system.
* provide optional IPv6 support.
* find a better way to implement script timeouts. SIGVTALRM is used
by some POSIX threads implementations (i.e. OpenBSD) and is not
available in ZTS mode.
documentation
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* Add remarks in the documentation which functions are not implemented
on win32.
* Add remarks in the documentation which functions are not binary-safe.
* Update curl documentation (DONE?)
* Add developer documentation.
* Add detailed documentation for Java extension.
ext/curl
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* Use the cURL write handler to save data for use when returning data or
outputting data.
* Have a warning scheme for when people use unsupported features.
ext/oci8
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* All OCIFetch*() functions should return 0 for no more data and false on
error.
* Have a flag that trims trailing spaces from CHAR fields on retrieval.
* Make allow_call_time_pass_reference=Off working.
* For additional todo information, see oci8.c, in ext/oci8
ext/pcre
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* Allow user to set PCRE_NOTEMPTY, PCRE_ANCHORED at execution time, maybe
ext/pgsql
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For PHP 4.3.0:
* Add pg_metadata() with metadata cache feature.
* Add pg_convert() to check and convert array value for query.
* Add pg_insert/pg_update/pg_delete/pg_select for simple query.
ext/session
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For PHP 4.3.0:
* session_abort() to abort session. ie: Do not save session data.
* Allow unset($_SESSION) or unset($HTTP_SESSION_VARS) to unset
session vars regardless of register_globals setting.
Other:
* Maybe implement finer-grained session variables that could be
locked individually.
* Write a network-transparent storage back-end with fallover
facilities
* Provide a callback facility which is executed upon encountering
an unknown class name during deserialization
ext/sockets
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* Make the extension work on windows (Daniel Beulshausen)
* Make the extension work with Solaris and the Sun GCC
ext/standard
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* Add a version number to data serialized via serialize().
* Possibly modify parsing of GPC data to automatically create arrays if
variable name is seen more than once.
* Implement regex-cache for url-functions.
* stri_replace(). (Andrei)
* Move socket related functions to fsock.c.
* NOT binary safe:
strtok()
basename()
dirname()
strrpos()
strrchr()
strip_tags()
* Rewrite win32 SMTP code to be usable for *ix to, maybe as a (default)
module of its own (Hartmut)
ext/zziplib
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* More fully support the zziplib API
ext/wddx
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* See if we can support the remaining data types:
dateTime
binary
http://www.wddx.org/WDDX_SDK_10a/7__References/WDDX_DTD.htm
(Andrei)
* implement wddx_packet_as_javascript(). (Andrei)
other cool stuff
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* PVM extension
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