I was looking through the differences between PHP4 and PHP5 this morning, when I noticed something amazing. PHP5 is magical! The screenshot on the left is taken directly from the PHP5 manual, and can be viewed here if you really don't believe me. I love how the last sentence warns you that you can't have these functions in your class "unless you want the magic functionality associated with them." My question is, who wouldn't want this magical power within their script? I know I would.