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

Doug Stewart zamoose at gmail.com
Fri May 18 19:55:22 GMT 2007

On 5/18/07, Chris Meller <chris at doesnthaveone.com> wrote:
> 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...

...But we're not talking about THIS point in time.  2.3, 2.4 and 2.5
have been spec'd for release already.  We're talking about the future
development direction (or, at least, we were on that WP 3.0 thread).
I'm fine with stability and not pissing off the user community right
now, but I think there are a lot of great reasons to look to PHP5+ (as
Robert's post demonstrates).  There's a lot of wickedly-cool stuff
that not having 5 around restrains us from doing.



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