Thrift requires PHP 5. Thrift makes as few assumptions about your PHP environment as possible while trying to make some more advanced PHP features (i.e. APC cacheing using asbolute path URLs) as simple as possible.
To use Thrift in your PHP codebase, take the following steps:
After that, you have to manually include the Thrift package created by the compiler:
require_once 'packages/Service/Service.php'; require_once 'packages/Service/Types.php';
This built-in signals whether your architecture is 32 or 64 bit and is used by the TBinaryProtocol to properly use pack() and unpack() to serialize data.
APC cache is used by the TSocketPool class. If you do not have APC installed, Thrift will fill in null stub function definitions.