Update (27 Nov) : Support for PHP 5.5alpha is included.
For those of you who are new to this concept, check my blog post from a while ago. It will explain the basic concept of using PHP_CodeSniffer to automate compatibility checks. But don’t use the download links, because they point to the old (PHP 5.3) version !
What’s new ?
Quite a few things have changed in this new release :
- There’s no version specific release anymore. The previous codesniffer standard was called PHP53Compatibility, but it seemed quite stupid to make a new standard for every PHP version out there, especially since that would keep certain people from upgrading to the latest major PHP version. So the new PHPCompatibility standard works for 5.0 – 5.4
- But since some people simply can’t upgrade to the latest version, I added version information to all the checks. For example : the deprecated function checker will now tell you that session_register() is deprecated since PHP 5.3 and removed since PHP 5.4 – if you’re running 5.2 and want to move to 5.3, at least you know right away that you’ll have to fix that problem, because otherwise you can’t ever upgrade to 5.4. This version check is available on deprecated/removed function, deprecated/removed php.ini directives and deprecated/removed extensions.
- Default timezone check has been added : since PHP 5.4, you need to have a default timezone set or PHP will complain. This is ofcourse only useful if you run the tests on a system with identical settings as your production environment.
- A check for the removed functionality on break and continue was added. (Using a variable or function call as a parameter on break and continue is no longer allowed.)
- 2 algorithms were removed in the hash extension, so there’s a check for that as well
Where to get it
2 options :
- Using git : run this in your PHP_CodeSniffer/Standards directory :
~ > git clone git://github.com/wimg/PHPCompat_CodeSniffer.git PHPCompatibility
- Downloading a zip : download here and unzip the file in PHP_CodeSniffer/Standards/PHPCompatibility
How to run it
Start PHP_CodeSniffer like this :
phpcs --standard=PHPCompatibility <path-to-your-PHP-source-directory>
As always, any feedback (or patches on Github) welcome !