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Finally an actual PHP console

3:53 pm on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone else noticed that if you compile PHP 5 with the readline extension, the CLI will act like an actual console in interactive mode.

% php -a
Interactive mode enabled

php > $foo = 1;
php > $bar = 4;
php > echo $foo + $bar;
php >

I've been wanting a PHP console for a long time for quickly testing things out... yeah I know it is old news, but it is so darn cool, it deserves to be told again ;)

6:33 pm on Dec 7, 2005 (gmt 0)


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News to me thanks.