PHP Upgrade Checker Bot


DreamHost should add a PHP upgrade compatibility checker bot. DreamHost is making everyone upgrade to PHP 7.2, which I can understand, but they should implement some tools that make it easier to do. This bot should scan your site to make sure it uses no deprecated functions. I updated my site, and it worked fine, except for saving levels. Which I did not test. It used a deprecated $_SERVER variable and stopped working on 7.2. It would be nice if a bot scanned the files before upgrading.



For others who get caught in this predicament, here are some useful links:

  1. (Also includes migrations guides for earlier versions of PHP)

  2. 7.2 release announcement

  3. PHP change log

There’s also a helpful PHP validator here:

I haven’t had a chance to test it out though.

Seems like only yesterday I was working with version 4. Whew!


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