[wp-hackers] readme.txt: "Requires PHP 5 tag"
lynne.pope at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 23:53:37 UTC 2009
Hardly a "big, authoritative" website, but FWIW, the reasons Mambo decided
to go PHP5 are here: http://mambo-news.org/content/view/192/34/
Mambo was not part of the gophp5.org initiative as it was still evaluating
the impact on Mambo users at that time.
The three key factors in making the move were speed and security of code,
and the benefits to development with needing to only develop and test in one
version (at least until PHP6 starts gaining traction).
2009/7/15 Joost de Valk <joost at yoast.com>
> I *know* but am just to lazy to write it up myself :)
> Otto wrote:
>> PHP 5 tends to be a lot easier and a lot faster, is all.
>> There's a lot of really handy functions in newer PHP versions and
>> writing them yourself in PHP 4 is a pain in the arse. And then some
>> things are simply impossible to do in PHP 4 (proper timezone support,
>> for example).
>> Also, PHP 5.1 is about 4 times faster than PHP 4, on average.
>> On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Joost de Valk<joost at yoast.com> wrote:
>>> Is there a page somewhere on a "big, authoritative" website, that
>>> why PHP5 is cool and required etc. that people can link to?
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