Re: OT: PHP 5.6 with ohs in FM11g on Win2k12 (x64)

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:25:57 -0500
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PHP jumped directly from 5.x to 7.x. The version 6.x exists but is practically not used. Most of the people have transitioned directly from 5.x to 7.x. And yes, PHP is being less and less used. I believe that this can be formulated very simply: "Python has prevailed". I used to do a lot of PHP and Perl, but nowadays, everybody wants Python. My favourite for the CLI is still Perl, but the fact is that the new engineers coming out of college mostly uses Python. In other words, Python has constricted PHP, Perl and probably Ruby. I read a book about Python and tried some simple scripts. It's not that bad, although I dislike the consistent object orientation features. I don't believe that OO programming is the best approach for everything. However, if you want to use PHP 7, it's still there. Oracle is still maintaining the oci8 module and it works perfectly. PHP 7 introduced strict typing, which is significant departure from type free language that PHP used to be.

On 02/06/2017 08:59 AM, Patrice sur GMail wrote:
> There are multiple instructions on the 'net (including on
> <> and the underground php manual) which are outdated
> and useless. Some are confusing, last time I installed PHP it was
> straightforward. Now PHP seems to be fragmenting: thread safe, nts,
> fcgi, no fcgi, 32-bit or 64-bit, vc9, vc11, some have
> php5apache2_4.dll, some don't. Some articles seem to assume that if
> you're on Windows you're using IIS, but I don't know anyone who has
> used IIS in the last 10 years. Whatever happened to PHP 6? Last time
> I checked when we count it goes like this: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and then
> 7. As for 32-bit... Wasn't that for Windows 3.1.1 to Windows XP?
> Windows 7 was desupported years ago, it's on extended support (aka.
> the palliative care ward).
> Is there a blog post somewhere or a tech note on how to configure php
> for ohs in FM11g on Windows x64?
> Google is practically useless, it used to show only pages with the
> keywords we mentioned but now it pads the search results with all
> kinds of useless and irrelevant content. We used to be able to insist
> that a keyword was in the pages by prefixing with a + sign, but when
> Google decided to plug Google+ instead of provide accurate search
> results, that functionality disappeared.
> I note that Oracle seems to have jettisoned supporting PHP by using
> fcgi instead. The only page I found on OTN had to do with installing
> PHP on linux.
> PHP used to be the darling scripting language, what happened?
> -- Patrice
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Mladen Gogala
Oracle DBA
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