[wp-hackers] PHP5

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Fri Jan 30 21:15:56 GMT 2009

Blasphemy! You sir have insulted my religion and I demand an apology. 
There is no evidence to the contrary that Matt Mullenweg is not 
currently God [1], therefore I reserve the right to believe him to be 
so. Just like you can neither disprove Christianity (nor prove it for 
that matter either).

Also, I kind of killed a few goats and kind of drank their blood, so 
like, um, I'll feel really stupid if Matt wasn't God. (Hail Satan!)

Jacob Santos

[1] His saying to the contrary of himself being god doesn't not prove 
that he is not god.

Joost de Valk wrote:
> OMG, did I really start this? :)
> My perspective: Matt isn't god, but he decides in these matters, I 
> just want to hear his verdict :)
> On Jan 30, 2009, at 10:06 PM, Jacob Santos wrote:
>> Lets list the reasons for and against going PHP5:
>> Against:
>> 1. Matt Mullenweg be hating PHP5 and he be the God. (Hail Satan!)
>> 2. It would leave out 40% of current users (from last posted 
>> statistics from last year).
>> 3. Did I mention Matt Mullenweg not liking PHP5? Okay, good.
>> For:
>> 1. PHP5 is faster than PHP4 (Most benchmarks of PHP 5.2.x show 
>> considerable improvement, PHP5.3 is so much faster than PHP4, that 
>> they didn't even attempt to compare it).
>> 2. PHP5 has PDO, and mysqli.
>> 3. PHP5.3 has namespaces!
>> 4. PHP5.3 has closures! No more create_function nonsense, you'll be 
>> able to actually create a real lambda and closure for usage in 
>> preg_replace_callback().
>> 5. PHP5 has better object oriented support, re: visibility, true 
>> static methods and members, class constants.
>> 6. PHP5 has OO chaining: $obj->this()->shit()->is()->awesome();
>> 7. Actually being worked on actively (PHP4 is EOL early last year and 
>> no updates for about 8 months now).
>> So I mean, supporting PHP4 only really has one reason for going for 
>> it and PHP5 has many reason!
>> Jacob Santos
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