editing the php source module

I need to know the following:

 

1.       How to add new function to php module

2.       In that function how to write to the http stream

3.       How to access data from sql recordset
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buck2769Asked:
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shmertCommented:
<?php
// 1. How to add new function to php module
function myNewFunction() {
    // 2. In that function how to write to the http stream
    echo "This is being written to the HTTP response stream";
    // 3. How to access data from sql recordset
    $result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM USER");
    while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) {
        foreach ($row AS $key=>$value) echo "$key = $value <br />\n";
        echo "<hr />\n";
    }
}

?>
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buck2769Author Commented:
Yes that would be how to do it inside a php file. Read the initial question and you will find that I want add a built in function inside of php. In other words I need to write C not PHP and then recompile PHP with my added enhancements. Thanks anyways.
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ThGCommented:
buck2769, are you still interested in this question? I can partially help you because I already edited php/zend source.
Otherwise I can delete this question and refund your points, let me know.
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buck2769Author Commented:
yes, I am still interested
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ThGCommented:
ok then..
first you should definitely read http://www.zend.com/apidoc/
this will give an interesting starting point.

After that, IIRC, you are going to need more information about the ext_skel tool, and you can find them in README.EXT_SKEL file, included in php distribution.

After that, you can start testing your new extension (note that everything in php is filed as "extension", but you can builtin it if you want, it's not necessarily a shared module).

In my experience, i found more help in ext/standard/, which contains all basic functions of PHP. There you can understand how the parameter passing works and all other internal things that are not covered in the apidoc manual.

For the sql handling of course watch in the proper extension (ext/mysql/) and so on.
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