[wp-testers] Ticket #12367 (closed defect (bug): wontfix)

John Asbacher john.asbacher at gmail.com
Sun May 9 07:07:44 UTC 2010

I am not much of a programmer and don't understand all the inner 
workings of programming logic.

This is the closed Ticket.
I installed XAMPP 1.73 (which I guess is PHP 5.3 on a local host and 
also am trying out WP3.02
If you go to the admin panel you get over 100 "errors" showing up in two 
of the Dashboard Windows.

The fix is to replace "& new" with "new" in the file
\wp-includes\class-simplepie.php (116 times)

The Trac ticket is closed because it needs to stay PHP4 compatible.

What I am wondering is with many add-ons needing PHP5 minimum aren't a 
whole lot more people going to run into this rather irritating error on 
their first visit to the Dashboard?

There must be a way to scope out which version of PHP is being used?

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