[development] Time for a new chapter of an endless debate
gordon at heydon.com.au
Mon Jul 3 01:39:48 UTC 2006
This is just the tip of the ice burg.
It comes down to. What extra does it give us? Nothing!
Steve Dondley wrote:
> Think of all the little php snippets, custom blocks, *.tpl.php, etc.
> files that use object notation instead of arrays. All of them will be
> useless. Converting them all over will cause a lot of people a lot of
> pain and frustration.
> Switching would not be worth it and a big mistake, IMHO.
> On 7/2/06, Gordon Heydon <gordon at heydon.com.au> wrote:
>> > I'm down on consistencies sake. I'm also into the flexability of
>> > Our occasional use of objects don't allow us to do anything useful with
>> > them. Where we do have objects, they don't have any methods. So whats
>> > the point of keeping them around?
>> There are a couple of reasons why we do not change.
>> 1. Objects are easier to work with than arrays, but then again, it is 6
>> of 1, half a dozen of the other.
>> 2. What is changing going to get us? We would spend the next 6 months
>> moving all the code so that we use arrays over objects, and we will be
>> no further ahead. There is no gain or loss.
>> 3. I remember reading somewhere long ago. Dries likes them over arrays.
>> This is like saying nodes are crap, and we should change them to the
>> next greatest XYZ.
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