[wp-hackers] Why WP_Error Sucks

Harry Metcalfe harry at dxw.com
Tue Jul 24 13:16:27 UTC 2012

Did someone post some stats recently about what versions of PHP in use by WP sites?

I completely agree that exceptions would be better, but presumably, that has to wait until so few people are still on PHP4 that we can make PHP5+ a requirement.


On 24 Jul 2012, at 13:56, Ryan McCue wrote:

> Hi hackers!
> I just posted a blog post regarding WP_Error, and why it (quite frankly)
> sucks: http://journal.ryanmccue.info/165/why-wp_error-sucks/
> I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on WP_Error and the possibility
> of using exceptions as well. I'd also love to hear from anyone who has
> implemented exceptions in their own plugin code.
> (Bonus points if you're a core developer, especially if you're westi ;) ).
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Ryan McCue
> <http://ryanmccue.info/>
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