[wp-hackers] Checking plugin version

Mike Schinkel mike at newclarity.net
Sat Sep 22 22:55:27 UTC 2012

On Sep 22, 2012, at 6:47 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Mike Schinkel <mike at newclarity.net> wrote:
>> Hmm.  Why would you move away from...
> I'll just stop you right there.
> I was just saying how the core does it. The core is most likely to do
> it in a way that is actually supported. While other methods may also
> work, if it's not how core is doing it, then it's not guaranteed to
> work now, or in the future. No promises, basically.
> Why would I move anything away from anything? Answer: I wouldn't. But
> I'm not the person doing most of the API request coding, and I would
> be hesitant in relying on something that isn't being used by the core
> in the same way. Yes, it works. Is that by design or by chance? No way
> to tell, huh? Best to not become dependent on an undocumented and
> currently unused methodology. If you stick with what core is doing, it
> has a much higher chance of continuing to work for the forseeable
> future.
> I agree with you with regard to methodologies, and the fact that so
> many API calls both expect and produce serialized PHP makes me
> terribly sad. But I didn't write them, and I'm not writing the core
> code that uses them either.

Thanks for clarifying.  Good points all.


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