PHP 5.4.0 Released

Valic —  March 2, 2012 — Leave a comment

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


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