Joost de Valk
joost at yoast.com
Fri Jan 30 21:39:24 GMT 2009
as a former Theology student, I'll ask you kindly not to go into this
discussion with me, before you know it, we'll be discussing how many
angels fit on an wp_init action :)
On Jan 30, 2009, at 10:15 PM, Jacob Santos wrote:
> 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 , 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
>  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:
>>> 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.
>>> 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
>>> 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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