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

Chris Meller chris at doesnthaveone.com
Fri May 18 19:45:45 GMT 2007

I believe he's saying that at this point, the benefits don't outweigh  
the bugs.

Forcing users, at this point in time, to use PHP5 for a Wordpress  
install would alienate a large portion of our user group, and provide  
only nominal new features and gains, while it also brings with it a  
host of bugs. Yes, there are bugs, etc. that have been worked around  
in PHP4, but that's exactly the point: they've already been worked  
around. If we moved to PHP 5 now, we'd lose users and have a whole  
new host of bugs to work around, while gaining minor convenience.

That is all...

- Chris

On May 18, 2007, at 3:34 PM, Doug Stewart wrote:

> On 5/18/07, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
>> On 5/18/07, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Let's do this: let's document what NOT having PHP5 as a requirement
>> > restrains us from implementing.
>> >
>> > SimpleXML stuff comes readily to mind.  What else?
>> And some of the reasons why hosts stay on 4.
>> http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=39381
>> http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=40104
>> http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=41299
>> http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=41293
> The second one's not a bug, but I take your point in re: PHP5 and  
> bugs.
> Are you saying, though, that there is no utility to moving to PHP5?
> Is WP consigned to using increasingly decrepit code?  I don't know how
> to interpret your posting of a few bugs in this discussion. Are there
> not bugs and annoyances with 4 that have been worked around countless
> times before?
> -- 
> -Doug
> http://literalbarrage.org/blog/
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