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    Angry PHP 5.3 breakage

    I switched my web sites over to PHP 5.3 and I'm really pretty happy. The only production site I have that broke was one based on the symfony framework, and that was because a useless plugin that I installed but never removed had a constant called 'namespace'.

    I've got another problem in my deeper back end which is that they took the extension for reading dbase files away, and I need that extension to read all of the ARC/GIS shape files I've got laying around.

    At the moment I'm probably going to build a PHP 5.2 command line executable and write a special script that extracts shapes and exports them in a newer format like WKT or GML (that's really what I'm doing now) but I'm wondering if there's a 'pure PHP' way to read dbase files or if it's worth lobbying the PHP developers to get the extension back.

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    Try searhcing phpclasses.org if you want a php code implementation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontology2 View Post
    I've got another problem in my deeper back end which is that they took the extension for reading dbase files away, and I need that extension to read all of the ARC/GIS shape files I've got laying around.
    The extension is not gone, just moved to PECL.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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    So once again the PHP team has put a developer in a "Pickle" (get it)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
    So once again the PHP team has put a developer in a "Pickle" (get it)?
    No?
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    I mostly use: PHP, Java, JavaScript, Android.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienDev View Post
    No?
    Off Topic:

    PECL can be pronounced aloud as "pickle" - it's a pun.


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