[wp-hackers] PHP 5 any time soon?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Jan 25 14:44:42 UTC 2010

Yes, well, this sort of response doesn't cause me to be encouraged
about this sort of thing:



On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 4:43 AM, Davit Barbakadze <jayarjo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried to use namespaces recently just to find out that my hosting
> server has not upgraded to PHP 5.3.0 yet. And I got at least two users
> with PHP4 on their servers, with one of them having no potential way
> to upgrade. So basically it's an infinite loop, hosting servers look
> at users and while they do not claim an upgrade do not usually do it,
> then WordPress looks at PHP versions used on servers sees that they
> are still old and doesn't drop support for them... It can last for
> years!
> The newer is always better, probably there's no doubt about it, at
> least in PHP world? It's sad to see that cool features are pulled away
> to indefinite future only because general auditory still uses old
> stuff, like old PHP and old browsers, etc. And it's generally not a
> matter of performance. WordPress like a popular product as well as all
> other big guys should at one moment stand up and help a better world
> to come! IE6 and PHP4 must die! :) And then it's just another thing
> that is easier to say then - do...
> Maybe WordPress just has different priorities.

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