[development] Time for a new chapter of an endless debate

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Mon Jul 3 02:34:55 UTC 2006


Jeremy Epstein wrote:
> On 7/3/06, Gordon Heydon <gordon at heydon.com.au> wrote:
>> This is just the tip of the ice burg.
>> It comes down to. What extra does it give us? Nothing!
> Not nothing. As chx explained, it gives us consistency, as well as
> bringing the handiness of arrays (e.g. all the useful array_*
> functions) to more variables.

Yes, consistency would be nice. so would been able to the useful 

> But now that I think about it, this is not nearly enough of a reason
> to justify the amount of code that will get broken (IMHO).

I see this as being about same size in changes to the formapi() with no 
benefits. We would be spinning our wheels for 6 months and not achieving 

I see this come up every so often, and the people who raise this don't 
really think about what would be involved in making this change. I don't 
  even think a change like this could be fitted into a normal release cycle.


> Cheers,
> Jaza.
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