PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world. The PHP Development Team has announced the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0. This new version comes with new features, some backward incompatible changes and many improvements. PHP 5.6.0 New Features It is now possible to provide a scalar expression involving numeric and string literals Variadic functions can now be implemented using the … operator Arrays and Traversable objects can be unpacked into argument lists when calling functions A right associative ** operator has been added to support exponentiation The use operator has been extended to support importing functions and constants in addition to classes PHP now includes an interactive debugger called phpdbg implemented as a SAPI module php://input may now be reopened and read as many times as required File uploads larger than 2 gigabytes in size are now accepted GMP objects now support operator overloading and casting to scalar types A wide range of improvements have been made to the SSL/TLS support in PHP 5.