The PHP development team is proud to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.0.
This release is a major leap forward in the 5.x series, and includes a large number of new features and bug fixes.
The key features of PHP 5.4.0 include:
- New language syntax including Traits, shortened array syntax and more
- Improved performance and reduced memory consumption
- Support for multibyte languages now available in all builds of PHP at the flip of a runtime switch
- Built-in webserver in CLI mode to simplify development workflows and testing
- Cleaner code base thanks to the removal of multiple deprecated language features
- Many more improvements and fixes
more @ http://php.net/releases/5_4_0.php