Scripting

PHP 7.0.0 released with host of fixes

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0. This release marks the start of the new major PHP 7 series. PHP 7.0.0 which was released early this month, 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. PHP 7.0.0 comes with a new version of the Zend Engine, numerous improvements and new features such as Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.

Lua 5.3.0 officially released

Lua 5.3.0 officiallyreleased, is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping. Lua 5.3.0 update integers (64-bit by default) official support for small architectures (“Small Lua” with 32-bit numbers) bitwise operators basic utf-8 support userdata can have any Lua value as uservalue integer division more flexible rules for some metamethods utf-8 escapes in literal strings basic utf-8 library ipairs and the table library respect metamethods functions for packing and unpacking numbers strip option in string.