Extension exposing PHP 7 abstract syntax tree

php-ast exports the AST internally used by PHP 7.
php-ast is significantly faster than PHP-Parser, because the AST construction is implemented in C.
However, php-ast may only parse code that is syntactically valid on the version of PHP it runs on.

License: BSD-3-Clause

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1.1.1 2023-11-12 ast-1.1.1.tgz
1.1.0 2022-08-09 ast-1.1.0.tgz
1.0.16 2021-11-27 ast-1.0.16.tgz
1.0.15 2021-11-27 ast-1.0.15.tgz
1.0.14 2021-07-24 ast-1.0.14.tgz
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Version Message
1.1.1 - Added support for PHP 8.3
- In version 100, `AST_CLASS_CONST_GROUP` nodes have a `type` child node to represent typed class constants.
1.1.0 - Change documentation files to properly namespace attributes as `#[\AllowDynamicProperties]`. The reflection attributes are already correct.
- Deprecated AST versions 50 and 60.
- Drop support for php <= 7.1
- Fix test failures seen in php 8.2.0beta2 due to change to var_export's output format.
- Add support for php 8.2 readonly classes. Add `ast\flags\CLASS_READONLY` constant.
- Add support for php 8.2 `true` type. Add `ast\flags\TYPE_TRUE` constant.
- Fix bug in php 8.2 where ZEND_AST_ARROW_FUNC output did not include the stub `AST_RETURN` node that was included in php 8.1 and below.
1.0.16 - Optimize instantiating properties of ast\Node and ast\Metadata.
- Document that ast\Node implements `#[AllowDynamicProperties]` in php 8.2
1.0.15 - Allow ast\Node to have dynamic properties without emitting a notice in PHP 8.2.
1.0.14 - Support php 8.1 readonly properties with the flag 'MODIFIER_READONLY'
- Support php 8.1 first-class callable syntax, add the node kind 'AST_CALLABLE_CONVERT'
- Change the current AST version from 80 to the new version 90. AST version 85 is no longer experimental.
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