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PHP's new hashtable implementation

Written by Nikita Popov / Original link on Dec. 22, 2014

About three years ago I wrote an article analyzing the memory usage of arrays in PHP 5. As part of the work on the upcoming PHP 7, large parts of the Zend Engine have been rewritten with a focus on smaller data structures requiring fewer allocations. In this article I will provide an overview of th…


PHP's new hashtable implementation

Written by Nikita Popov / Original link on Dec. 21, 2014

About three years ago I wrote an article analyzing the memory usage of arrays in PHP 5. As part of the work on the upcoming PHP 7, large parts of the Zend Engine have been rewritten with a focus on smaller data structures requiring fewer allocations. In this article I will provide an overview of th…


Methods on primitive types in PHP

Written by Nikita Popov / Original link on Mar. 14, 2014

A few days ago Anthony Ferrara wrote down some thoughts on the future of PHP. I concur with most of his opinions, but not all of them. In this post I’ll focus on one particular aspect: Turning primitive types like strings or arrays into “pseudo-objects” by allowing to perform method calls on them.…


Methods on primitive types in PHP

Written by Nikita Popov / Original link on Mar. 13, 2014

A few days ago Anthony Ferrara wrote down some thoughts on the future of PHP. I concur with most of his opinions, but not all of them. In this post I’ll focus on one particular aspect: Turning primitive types like strings or arrays into “pseudo-objects” by allowing to perform method calls on them.…