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Re: Musings on PHP

Lapo Luchini
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Max Bowsher wrote:
> I personally have no need for PHP, but I know it's a very widely
> used piece of software.
>
> After John Morrison's recent mention of PHP in passing, I decided
> to do a quick estimate of how difficult getting PHP working on
> Cygwin would be. To cut a long story short, I got a bit carried
> away, and now have a functional apache2 php5 module.
In case you do decide to package it, please enable also FastCGI, it
can be very handy with lighttpd =)
And, if you don't see any reason not to, please do include
- --enable-zend-multibyte option: sadly still undocumented[1], but
actually works very well (I use it in production system both Windows
and FreeBSD since a long time), has the nice property to let PHP
understand automatically the format of UTF-x .php files and thus avoid
many localitazion problems.

[1] except here: http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=22108
> PHP definitely needs its postgresql support available to be useful
> most non-trivial application. If I want to avoid creating a hard
> dependency on the postgresql package, the PHP pgsql extension needs
>  to be built as a shared library.
I'd go down this road, but for the main reason that I do not need
pgsql, and if it is so much more difficult, if I was the mantainer I'd
probably go for the hard dependency and use the good old excuse that
disk space is cheap ;-)

    Lapo
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