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By Harry Fuecks

…both via Keith;

PHP/SWF Charts – very impressive. Make sure you donate if you use it, especially for something commercial.

Backwards compatible cloning from PHP5 to 4. At some point gonna post some experiences with BC in more detail. There’s a few grey areas to be resolved, like that zend.ze1-compatibility-mode (off by default) setting which, right now, is candidate for renaming, based on my experiences. Something like;


# mystery_bug_mode = On

In fact it’s seems generally possible to live without zend.ze1-compatibility-mode and still preserve BC, depending on what your code was doing.

Note there’s Adam Trachtenberg’s Upgrading to PHP5 if you’re looking for help.

  • Adam Trachtenberg

    First, that flash chart tool looks really cool.

    Second, I’m really against trying to write code that runs on both PHP 4 and PHP 5. I understand why people want to do it, but I really think it’s going to come around and bite them in the ass.

    They’re going to encounter lots of little bugs. (Rob already found some DOM cloning issues with mystery_bug_mode enabled.) Even worse, none of the core developers do this, so it’s hardly been tested at all, and none of them will have an itch to fix them.

    I really think you’d be better off branching and merging patches back.

    Third, thanks for the book plug. :)

  • tombr

    I’m not very familiar with doing charts with PHP, but how does this compare to the Jpgraph http://www.aditus.nu/jpgraph/ ?

  • Sergeant

    These statistics are truly amazing, so simple to edit and use. Great stuff!

    I’ll first try it and then donate some for this great thing. I can definitely use this for my business!

    Again, thanks for the link!

  • http://joystickrequired.com Jump

    The Pie charts are cool. Easy to work with. Donation made. :D

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