Things to do or at least think about doing in the future. Name in
parenthesis means that person has taken on this project.
* Allow foreach ($array as $k => list($a, $b)) syntax for multi
* Look at replacing c-lib call tolower().
* Make hash API functions work with HASH_OF() to save time.
* Native large number support (probably with GNU GMP)
* Const'ify APIs. Right now, many functions leave parameters untouched,
but don't declare those as const. This makes interaction with other
interfaces difficult which pass const parameters to us.
* Make sure that all ZTS globals get destructed. Most ts_allocate_id()
calls should have a dtor entry.
* on some platforms unimplemented function will just do nothing
(e.g. symlink) they should print a warning or not even be defined!
* --enable-all in configure. (--enable-shared=max ...)
* make configure print out a summary when it's done (like XEmacs)
* replace standard functions which work on static data with
reentrancy-safe functions (DONE?).
* make SAPI conform to CGI/1.1. Currently, all SAPI modules
define REMOTE_ADDR etc. themselves and reach only various level
* see what functions might need to be changed to use HashPosition, so
that the internal array pointer is not affected.
* Move most extensions and PEAR packages out of the PHP CVS tree,
include them again during release packaging.
* use thread-safe resolver functions (either require BIND 8 or adns).
* implement javadoc based function docs template system.
* provide optional IPv6 support (seems to be done?).
* find a better way to implement script timeouts. SIGVTALRM is used
by some POSIX threads implementations (i.e. OpenBSD) and is not
available in ZTS mode.
* Implement flush feature suitable for nested output buffers.
* Route filestat.c through the wrapper layer; isolate the statcache code
so that it is independent of php functions and can be applied to any
* Implement generalized connection pool for stated protocols such as
ftp and http/1.1 (using keep-alive) to avoid having to negotiate
new command/request stream for each subsequent call; Possibly store
resources in contexts (creating a default context if necessary) to
allow segmentation of connection pools.
* Add a method to take ownership of the memory buffer in memory streams so
that generating string values for zvals doesn't require an estrdup.
* bundle and use curl lib for fopen wrapper.
* Add remarks in the documentation which functions are not implemented
* Add remarks in the documentation which functions are not binary-safe.
* Update curl documentation (DONE?)
* Add developer documentation.
* Add detailed documentation for Java extension.
* Have a warning scheme for when people use unsupported features.
* All OCIFetch*() functions should return 0 for no more data and false on
* Have a flag that trims trailing spaces from CHAR fields on retrieval.
* Make allow_call_time_pass_reference=Off working.
* For additional todo information, see oci8.c, in ext/oci8
For PHP 4.3.0:
* update all php_error calls to php_error_docref where valid
* integrate EXPERIMENTAL ODBC update for use in PHP 5.0, use for
testing purposes only.
For PHP 5.0.0
* Activate EXPERIMENTAL ODBC codebase update
* Allow user to set PCRE_NOTEMPTY, PCRE_ANCHORED at execution time, maybe
* Change internal callback handler to use TICKS
* Remove all zend_extension code
* Add object callback support to pcntl_signal()
For PHP 4.3.0:
* session_abort() to abort session. ie: Do not save session data.
* Allow unset($_SESSION) or unset($HTTP_SESSION_VARS) to unset
session vars regardless of register_globals setting.
* Maybe implement finer-grained session variables that could be
* Write a network-transparent storage back-end with fallover
* Provide a callback facility which is executed upon encountering
an unknown class name during deserialization
* Add a version number to data serialized via serialize().
* Possibly modify parsing of GPC data to automatically create arrays if
variable name is seen more than once.
* Implement regex-cache for url-functions.
* Move socket related functions to fsock.c.
* See if we can support the remaining data types:
other cool stuff
* PVM extension