Fw: / Re: Restructuring the Quanta module
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Sun Feb 1 01:31:04 UTC 2004
you've recently written a message to kde-core-devel, containing amongst other
> We thought that for 3.3/4.0 it's time to restructure a little the Quanta
> module. [...] More such apps would come here, like a real PHP
> debugger. [...]
KDevelop currently has still a quite a big lack in things related to PHP
scripts. Basicly, we provide scripting support for PHP, but it is not in a
state that i'd call "useable". We are lacking:
- A nice PHP Parser. The one we currently have works with some simple
regexes and there are known issues of that crashing. And will not be
compatible with PHP5 as it ain't maintained currently.
- A manager for PHP projects.
- A debugger for PHP projects ( Posibily a debugger that is so generic that
it can debug any scripting application ?!? )
So, if you're planning on things like a PHP Debugger, could you please
consider making it at least so generic, that we might benefit from it too?
Here are some features, that i'd like to have in a "real" PHP Debugger:
- Debugging stand-alone scripts. That means, ones which are aimed to be
called interactively via a shell instead of through a web server.
- Integration into PHP's concept of "resources". Which is basicly: A PHP
extentions registers a resource type and then creates resources of that
type which can be stored in ZEND's hashes, thus be assigned to php
variables. Examples are:
$res = mysql_query( ... ); or
$im = image_create( ... );
A good PHP Debugger should have a mechanism to work with plugins, that can
display those resources in a human understandable way. In case of an SQL
Query this would probably mean the columns and rows displayed in a grid.
And in case of a image, it would probably be the image itself, maybe it's
color space or some other information about it.
As i'm personally interested in having a good and free debugger for PHP, i'd
like to contribute to it, if someone starts creating a nice concept ;)
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