Viewed   61 times

Is there any actual difference between these two lines of code?

ini_set('max_execution_time', 20*60);



Looking at the current source:

/* {{{ proto bool set_time_limit(int seconds)
   Sets the maximum time a script can run */
    zend_long new_timeout;
    char *new_timeout_str;
    int new_timeout_strlen;
    zend_string *key;

    if (zend_parse_parameters(ZEND_NUM_ARGS() TSRMLS_CC, "l", &new_timeout) == FAILURE) {

    new_timeout_strlen = zend_spprintf(&new_timeout_str, 0, ZEND_LONG_FMT, new_timeout);

    key = zend_string_init("max_execution_time", sizeof("max_execution_time")-1, 0);
    if (zend_alter_ini_entry_chars_ex(key, new_timeout_str, new_timeout_strlen, PHP_INI_USER, PHP_INI_STAGE_RUNTIME, 0 TSRMLS_CC) == SUCCESS) {
    } else {
/* }}} */

set_time_limit() is indeed just a convenience wrapper around the according ini_set() call. It doesn't even seem to perform the advertised timer reset. (But I would guess the "timer" actually isn't a separate entity, but the ini value itself is used as such.)

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Here's what worked best for me when trying to script this (in case anyone else comes across this like I did):

$ pecl -d php_suffix=5.6 install <package>
$ pecl uninstall -r <package>

$ pecl -d php_suffix=7.0 install <package>
$ pecl uninstall -r <package>

$ pecl -d php_suffix=7.1 install <package>
$ pecl uninstall -r <package>

The -d php_suffix=<version> piece allows you to set config values at run time vs pre-setting them with pecl config-set. The uninstall -r bit does not actually uninstall it (from the docs):

vagrant@homestead:~$ pecl help uninstall
pecl uninstall [options] [channel/]<package> ...
Uninstalls one or more PEAR packages.  More than one package may be
specified at once.  Prefix with channel name to uninstall from a
channel not in your default channel (

  -r, --register-only
        do not remove files, only register the packages as not installed

The uninstall line is necessary otherwise installing it will remove any previously installed version, even if it was for a different PHP version (ex: Installing an extension for PHP 7.0 would remove the 5.6 version if the package was still registered as installed).

Monday, December 12, 2022

size includes NaN values, count does not:

In [46]:
df = pd.DataFrame({'a':[0,0,1,2,2,2], 'b':[1,2,3,4,np.NaN,4], 'c':np.random.randn(6)})

   a   b         c
0  0   1  1.067627
1  0   2  0.554691
2  1   3  0.458084
3  2   4  0.426635
4  2 NaN -2.238091
5  2   4  1.256943

In [48]:

0    2
1    1
2    2
Name: b, dtype: int64

0    2
1    1
2    3
dtype: int64 
Monday, October 10, 2022

It uses the C# 4.0 dynamic feature. It achieves the same goal as viewdata and should be avoided in favor of using strongly typed view models (the same way as viewdata should be avoided).

So basically it replaces magic strings:


with magic properties:


for which you have no compile time safety.

I continue to blame Microsoft for ever introducing this concept in MVC.

The name of the properties are case sensitive.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Never used any of those, but they look interesting..

Take a look at Gearman as well.. more overhead in systems like these but you get other cool stuff :) Guess it depends on your needs ..

Friday, November 11, 2022
Only authorized users can answer the search term. Please sign in first, or register a free account.
Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged :