[wp-hackers] Re: SOAP Interface and moving to php 5

Aaron Brazell abrazell at b5media.com
Fri May 18 13:57:23 GMT 2007

While I would love to see PHP5 only, the truth is it's not happening  
anytime soon. What I don't like about this option is that you're  
creating two sets of code to do the same thing. That's all wrappers  
are. If we're going to create PHP4 code that accomplishes the same  
thing as PHP5, we might as well just skip the PHP5 and write the  
PHP4. My concern here is merely around bloat, y'know?
Aaron Brazell
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On May 18, 2007, at 9:54 AM, Russ (YAR) Gilman-Hunt wrote:

> What about a wrapper around your PHP5 only code;
> if ( php_version() < 5 ) {
>   print "whoops, you need php 5 for this...";
>   mail ( "support folks", "php 5 request", "this domain, ",
> $_SERVER['HOST_NAME']." needs PHP5 for this file: ".__FILE__." can we
> please get an upgrade here?" );
> }
> else {
> // run your php5 stuff
> }
> In this case, we can stick php5 code into the core, and still support
> php4 people. It'd require some more work to write whatever needs to
> happen in the first clause, but I think if we're committed to user
> support we should consider it.

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