[drupal-devel] I do not care about PHP 5

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Sat Oct 15 16:24:21 UTC 2005

I thought that 4.7 is PHP compliant.

Judging from all the comments here, and the new info from Goba (thanks
btw, escalation or not, you DID help settle it), it seems to me that
there is no way other than to go forward.

It is fine to stay on an old version of a language for an inhouse
application, where you have full control of the environment.

However, no one can afford to stay on an old version when their
application is used by untold thousands and hosted on machines outside
their control.

So, sooner or later, we will have to make it PHP 5.0.5 compliant.

Coding guidelines will help, but they have to be explicit in why the
specific syntax variant is used (because of forward compatibility with

The other thing is to mandate that we develop with E_ALL and remove
all the warnings.

Of course, writing guidelines is one thing, and converting all the
code is another huge lengthy effort.

It is a huge effort, but I don't see any options other than to go
forward with this.

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