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

Steve Lewis stevelle at gmail.com
Fri May 18 19:56:08 GMT 2007

On 5/18/07, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
> On 5/18/07, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The second one's not a bug, but I take your point in re: PHP5 and bugs.
> It's a back-compat problem that busted lots of apps.

Sorta like taking WP and making it PHP5-only will bust a lot of blogs...

Further, its usually "bogus" bugs that cause the most pain.  PHP5
> changes the shutdown sequence, breaks everyone, and says this is the
> new way, deal with it.

The other end of the spectrum is Java where the language is being held back
from providing clear improvements, and the JRE becomes even more bloated, by
the need for "backward compatibility" at all costs, even on long-deprecated

Damned if you do...


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