[wp-hackers] Discussion about Optional Closing PHP tags in the
jason at intraffic.net
Wed Jun 18 14:04:07 GMT 2008
It is in fact, absolutely NOTHING like leaving off the semi colon.
It is good practice for files that only include PHP code. For example,
it is a _required_ coding standard for a number of PHP projects,
including the Zend Framework.
Eric Marden wrote:
>> I seem to recall very early in my PHP hacking days being told that I
>> was _supposed_ to leave a single line break at the end of the file
>> after the closing "?>"
>>> ...helps prevent (often hard to debug) accidents like the addition
>>> of trailing whitespace, which will cause, for instance, session
>>> initialization to fail.
> Requiring you to leave off the closing ?> is just sloppy. At the very
> least it discourages mindful coding, and being aware of common bugs.
> Its akin to leaving off the semicolon... you're going to get an error.
> And I have to disagree to the previous poster, these issues are not
> hard to debug and very easy to diagnose.
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