I'm running Windows 7. I just downloaded the "binaries and source" distribution of Php 5.4.6.
When I unzip the download and navigate into the directory and enter the command
php.exe -a on my command line, the interactive mode appears to load but doesn't respond to my commands.
The console responds with the message
Interactive mode enabled, followed by a blank line, but no
php > prompt. If I enter a command like
echo "foo";, the text I write appears, but the system does nothing with it.
What am I doing wrong? (I tried compiling the sources myself on msys, but got the complaint:
configure: error: xml2-config not found. Please check your libxml2 installation. There has got to be an easier way.)