PHP 7.0.0 RC 3 Available Now

The PHP development team announced the availability of PHP 7.0.0 RC 3. The PHP users can test this version, and also report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.
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As stated in the official announcement:
"PHP 7.0.0 RC 3 contains fixes for 19 reported bugs and over 100 commits with various improvements.
This release provides a noticeable new Opcache feature which makes possible to move PHP code pages into the huge memory pages. It can be enabled with opcache.huge_code_page=1 in php.ini and can bring about 2% performance gain on supported platforms. Please help us to test this feature by enabling it and providing feedback."
PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with the following features:
  • Enhanced performance:
  • PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit suppor.
  • Fatal errors are now Exceptions.
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
This is the eighth pre-release of the new PHP 7 major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.
PHP 7.0.0 RC 3  source downloads are available on the downloads page.
The RC 4 will release on October 1.

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