[development] PHP standards?

Josh Koenig josh at chapterthree.com
Tue Jun 16 23:53:53 UTC 2009

Catching up on the threads there, I just want to give a shout-out of
thanks to Larry for representing Drupal in excellent style. In
particular, the summary of events here:


Felt like the best of Drupal: lighthearted and kind of humorous, but
open and honestly looking to help.

I've found it really interesting reading through the responses on the
list, and I think it speaks very well for the capacity of an active
open-source community (like us!) to develop social/cultural capital
among its members. Learning to tolerate disagreement and create
consensus is no small thing, and it makes us vastly more capable as
individuals and as a community.

Anyway, I'm a huge fan of standards and patterns also, and hopefully
given the way this initial effort played out, there will be a more
mature and democratic conversation which can really foster more
cross-project harmony.


On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Larry Garfield<larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
> There's an interesting development in the PHP world that may be of interest to
> folks here:
> http://www.leftontheweb.com/message/The_PHP_standards_initiative
> http://www.travisswicegood.com/index.php/2009/06/02/my-goals-for-the-php-
> standards-group
> http://www.phpclasses.org/blog/post/96-PHP-standards-discussion-group-opens-
> to-the-world.html
> The mailing list in question is archived here:
> http://news.php.net/php.standards/
> The initial "standard" is here:
> http://news.php.net/php.standards/2
> I've already replied from a Drupal perspective here:
> http://news.php.net/php.standards/40
> As a supporter of inter-project cooperation and the use of industry standard
> approaches, I figured it was relevant. :-)  Just want to make sure everyone is
> kept in the loop.
> --
> Larry Garfield
> larry at garfieldtech.com

Josh Koenig, Partner & CTO

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