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PHP Deprecated Function Checker: Find deprecated functions and suggest replacements

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This class can find deprecated functions in your code and suggest replacements.

It can take a given PHP source code file and parse it to determine if it uses functions that are deprecated in newer PHP versions.

The class reports the deprecated functions that it finds and suggests replacement code to make it work in more recent PHP versions.

The list of deprecated functions this class is able to detect is read from a simple text file in CSV format that can be updated with more functions that become deprecated.

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Each new major PHP version deprecates the use of certain functions and extensions. Usually, deprecated functions will be removed in future versions.

If you have legacy code using deprecated functions, you will need to fix your code to make it work in newer PHP versions.

This class can help finding and fixing legacy PHP code to make it work in newer PHP versions.

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Class: depcheck
Version: 1.0.1 4/12/2015

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This class will parse any specified file for deprecated PHP functions and report findings.


depcheck.class.php - Main class

depcheck.csv - CSV file containing deprecated function data

depcheck.php - Simple application script

all.php - example file to check multiple files in specified folder and sub folders

depcheck.css - styles used in all.php file

(files all.php and depcheck.css provided by Gerry Danen)

/extended_sql folder contains all document check with results saved to database files provided by Tony Russo

/cli_batch folder contains command line batch processing files provided by Han Velthuis


Upload files to a web accessible location on your server (eg. public_html)

Note: By default the class is configured to find the CSV file in the same location as the class file.


The class if configured to work with most server configurations. You can change the following settings in the class should you need to...

$docRoot - You may specify your full path to the document root here, or leave blank to use the server specified path.

$depFile - You may specify the CSV file containing deprecated functions here

$depFileHeader - Specify true or false if the CSV file contains header info in its first line.


Using included script depcheck.php

This script expects the file you want to be checked to be in the URI as a key/value pair of f=[filename]. The filename must also include any folders off of the document root. For example, you would point your browser to...


By default, this script will limit the results up to and including your currently installed version of PHP. If you want to check the file against all deprecated functions in the CSV file then change the line...

$dpc = new depcheck($fileName);


$dpc = new depcheck($fileName,true);

Creating your own script

Refer to class for instructions on using methods

Working with the deprecated functions CSV file

You can add, remove or change any row of data in this file to keep it up to date.

The comma separated values are in this order...

"[function]","[replacement function]",[major version],[minor version],[release version]

Note that the versions are the PHP version when the function became deprecated.



Added all sql extension files. Provided by Tony Russo

Added command line batch processing in folder cli_batch. Provided by Han Velthuis


included files all.php and depcheck.css - multiple file checker provided by Gerry Danen

fixed bug where false postive reported when non depricated function ends with same text of depricated function name
added logic to skip line if commented with //
added class property depFlag which will be set to true if deprecated functions are found in checked file
  Files folder image Files  
File Role Description
Files folder imagecli_batch (3 files)
Files folder imageextended_sql (5 files)
Accessible without login Plain text file all.php Example Check multiple files
Plain text file depcheck.class.php Class Main Class
Accessible without login Plain text file depcheck.css Data Style sheet for all.php
Accessible without login Plain text file depcheck.csv Data Deprecated functions data
Accessible without login Plain text file depcheck.php Example Simple application script
Accessible without login Plain text file manual.txt Doc. Documentation

  Files folder image Files  /  cli_batch  
File Role Description
  Accessible without login Plain text file all_batch.php Appl. Command Line Batch Processing
  Accessible without login Plain text file exec_all_batch.bat Aux. Batch File
  Accessible without login Plain text file readme.txt Doc. Help File

  Files folder image Files  /  extended_sql  
File Role Description
  Accessible without login Plain text file all_sql.php Appl. Process all files and save in database
  Plain text file db.mysqli.class.php Class Database Abstraction Layer
  Plain text file depcheck.class.extended.php Class Class Extension
  Accessible without login Plain text file depcheck.database_table.sql Data mySQL table definition
  Accessible without login Plain text file readme.txt Doc. Documentation

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Have been using it on several websites.
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