[development] PHP version stats

Victor Kane victorkane at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 13:05:05 UTC 2007

The lowest common denominator paints us all into a corner.
Forward to an object oriented paradigm!

Victor Kane

On 3/24/07, Morbus Iff <morbus at disobey.com> wrote:
> > The mesage of the day from Rasmus with which
> > I wholeheartedly agree: we could lead instead of follow.
> > Let Drupal 7 be PHP 5 only.
> I agree, and disagree. From a developer standpoint, I agree: I like
> having and using the newest versions of everything, and if my favorite
> software forces me to "remember" to upgrade, so be it.
> But, from a service provider standpoint (ie., I provide a service to
> people who use Drupal or, alternatively, Drupal is a service I provide),
> I disagree entirely. The lowest common denominator, within reason [1],
> is what a service should attain. The fact that Rasmus suggested we be
> leaders provides less weight than if anyone else suggested it: for
> obvious reasons, he has a vested interest in making sure people use the
> latest version of his software, just like we have a vested interest in
> making people use the latest version of ours.
> As for forcing it in contrib, as someone else suggested, the only real
> modules that could make any sort of movement there are the Top 10s and,
> for the exact same reason as Service Provider, probably /won't/ do so.
> Do we /really/ want to lose a user of Drupal because Views can't be
> installed on a web host? As a developer, I say "Good riddance". As a
> service provider, I say no. Unfortunately, my feelings as a service
> provider allow my developer side to continue working.
> [1] And I mean "latest version of PHP 4", not "PHP 3", reason.
> --
> Morbus Iff ( take this ming! i'm sick of your dynasty! )
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