[development] Go PHP 5, Go!

James Walker walkah at walkah.net
Wed Jun 6 13:51:57 UTC 2007

On 6/6/07 3:33 AM, Robert Douglass wrote:
> I just wanted to rehash what Larry said (because saying it many
> different ways best avoids confusion). We are preparing a public
> statement of intent. The statement is to be supported by PHP open source
> projects and it is to reflect their intentions. The entire statement is
> that by the 5th of February, 2008, the software projects involved will
> no longer see the necessity of writing software that avoids language
> features and constructs that are available in PHP5 but not PHP4.
> Dries has written very clearly that PHP adoption is a real source for
> concern:
> http://buytaert.net/php-is-dead-long-live-php
> Many people on this list have also voiced frustration with PHP4 shackles.
> The main goals of this public statement are to a) help set the direction
> of development across many projects, and b) send a loud and clear
> message to companies who offer web hosting services.

great initiative, guys! Rasmus kinda threw down the gauntlet at OSCMS
about how to get php5 adoption going. Nice to see the various
communities coming together and unifying on this (that was one of the
initial reasons for OSCMS after all).

Go Robert and Larry Go! +1 Rah rah! ;)
James Walker :: http://walkah.net/ :: xmpp:walkah at walkah.net

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