PHP7 - Fix incompatibility errors like: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected new (T_NEW) in file.php on line...

find "$(realpath ./)" -type f \( -iname "*.php" -or -iname "*.inc" \) -exec sed -i -r "s~=[[:space:]]*&[[:space:]]*new[[:space:]]+~= new ~gi" {} \;
New objects cannot be assigned by reference. The result of the new statement can no longer be assigned to a variable by reference. Check the "Sample Output" example ("sample.php"). The Output of the above example in PHP 5: "Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in sample.php on line 3". Output of the above example in PHP 7: "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'new' (T_NEW) in sample.php on line 3.
Sample Output
echo -e "<?php\nclass C {}\n\$c =& new C;\n?>" > sample.php
cat sample.php
class C {}
$c =& new C;
busybox sh -c 'find "$(realpath ./)" -type f \( -iname "*.php" -or -iname "*.inc" \) -exec sed -i -r "s~=[[:space:]]*&[[:space:]]*new[[:space:]]+~= new ~gi" {} \; '
cat sample.php
class C {}
$c  = new C;

By: mikhail
2019-05-29 18:20:45

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