php-ref - php-ref - PHP 7 extension that adds Soft and Weak references support to PHP

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I'm moving away from PHP world and all my PHP projects going to be abandoned too. Abandoning this project too as I have no intent to continue working on it unless there would be strong request from community and commercial interest. No more updates or documentation will be made. If someone is interested, feels free to contact me using email specified in my GitHub profile. This extension adds Soft Reference and Weak References to PHP 7 and may serve as a ground for other data structures that require advanced referencing model.



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