- 03 January 2019
Last month PHP 7.3.0 was released and with that a lot of functions or aliases were deprecated that may lead to issues down the road. While Xdebug still needs to be released for PHP 7.3 an automated test with GitLab isn’t possible yet as the build phase of Xdebug fails. Luckily I’m using PHP CodeSniffer and extending
phpcs.xml.dist with the lines below make the build already fail if any of the forbidden functions are being used in the code.
Hopefully PHP Code Sniffer will be extended to check on deprecated constants as well, but for now all code running on PHP 7.2 can be checked to run smoothly on PHP 7.3 and later.