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Request #15208 .phps file additional feature
Submitted: 2002-01-24 12:32 UTC Modified: 2021-05-26 12:20 UTC
Avg. Score:4.6 ± 0.8
Reproduced:34 of 34 (100.0%)
Same Version:27 (79.4%)
Same OS:27 (79.4%)
From: tim at timcrider dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 5.0.0 OS: all
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-01-24 12:32 UTC] tim at timcrider dot com
It would be very helpful if you had a php.ini directive like:

php_source_view_linenum = 0/1

 If it is set to '1', a .phps file would print the line number in front of the colorized syntax. It's not a huge feature, but would be very nice to help debug some code, or help others see the logic of code.


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 [2003-02-06 21:09 UTC]
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There is no ini settings, however as of PHP 4.3.0 you can passd a string via GET that will enable the display of line numbers.
 [2003-02-07 11:59 UTC]
This was never implemented/committed.  Here's a thread:

And here's a patch:

 [2003-02-07 13:58 UTC]
To add.  That looong thread ends with this comment by Zeev as certain conditions with that patch cause a segfault:

"I'll try to find some time to look at it.  I need to
re-familiarize myself with the output buffering code at 
some point anyway..."

So, I suppose this should be assigned to Zeev.  And it is, now.
 [2004-01-17 21:42 UTC] stuart_gibson at hotmail dot com
I definetly feel this should be a feature with PHP. I use highlight_file() a lot and it's hard to debug code when you have to count line numbers yourself. It would be great if PHP source code could be line numbered; it would save me a great deal of time, especially the time It's taken to try and find a tempory alternate...
 [2010-12-31 20:36 UTC]
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: *General Issues -Assigned To: zeev +Assigned To:
 [2010-12-31 20:37 UTC]
-Package: *General Issues +Package: Scripting Engine problem
 [2017-10-23 00:39 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Analyzed
 [2021-05-26 12:20 UTC]
-Status: Analyzed +Status: Wont fix
 [2021-05-26 12:20 UTC]
At the time this request was opened, it may have been commonplace to use highlight_file as part of error handling.

Today, it's highly discouraged to expose the source code of any application for any reason.

As such, it doesn't make much sense to extend this function in any direction.
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