[wp-hackers] WordPress moving to PHP 5.3x?

Chason Chaffin chason at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 16:35:22 UTC 2012

Unless you're doing something that isn't compatible with 5.3 (which aside
from some poorly updated themes, shouldn't be much) I don't see much of a
point to working in 5.2.x as opposed to 5.3.x. At this point the 5.3.x
branch has been out for almost 3 years, and 5.2.x has been EOL for almost 2

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Beau Lebens <beau at dentedreality.com.au>wrote:

> > I could seriously see integrating KeyRing support into what we are
> building, but if we stick with 5.2.4 which is what we are learning toward,
> then the 5.3 requirement would be a non-starter.
> >
> > I'm curious, which specific 5.3 features did you use?  I scanned the
> code but I couldn't find anything obvious.  And are the PHP 5.3-specific
> features essential to the architecture or simply for convenience?  IOW,
> would a "KeyRing 5.2" fork be viable and maintainable?  Thanks in advance.
> I'm not 100% sure to be honest. We develop on a 5.3 platform (both on
> WordPress.com, and myself, on my personal site), so that's all I've
> ever tested it on. I didn't intentionally *make* it 5.3, I have just
> never tried to make it work on anything lower and made an effort to
> use a bit more of a "modern" approach to developing it. It may well
> work on 5.2, especially since I changed a few uses of late static
> binding which were previously breaking things after a couple of people
> reported it.
> If you try it out and it seems to work, then great, I guess we can
> remove that message :) I don't have immediate access to a 5.2 install
> though, so I can't confirm that it does or doesn't work.
> Cheers,
> Beau
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