Re: [PHP-DEV] RFC: Short syntax for Arrays (redux)
Gwynne Raskind <gwynne <at> darkrainfall.org>
2011-06-01 00:29:13 GMT
On May 31, 2011, at 2:42 PM, Brian Moon wrote:
> Since this was brought again recently by Rasmus (http://markmail.org/message/fx3brcm4ekh645se) and
on Twitter where several people including Andi chimed in on it and Ilia seemed to reverse his thoughts as
well (with caveats), I thought I would start a real thread about it. The reason the RFC stalled was stated as:
> "This patch will not be accepted because slight majority of the core developers voted against. Though if
you take a accumulated mean between core developers and userland votes seems to show the opposite it would
be irresponsible to submit a patch witch is not supported or maintained in the long run."
> So, the PHP users want it, but too many PHP core devs did not want it or did not see the use of it. From rereading
the mailing list archive, most had the tone of "I don't see a reason for it." I was in that camp in 2003 when it
first came up. However, with the emergence of JSON and systems that use JSON as an interface, this type of
syntax would be most welcome in the day to day life of a PHP developer.
> I would prefer (as Rasmus pointed out) not to start a long discussion about it. Primarily I would be curious
if anyone on the lists (from the RFC wiki page) below would like to change your vote or if you are not listed
below and would like to be counted, that would be great too.
> PHP SVN account holder voters
> Pro: Andrei Zmievski, Andi Gutmans, Pierre Joye, Rasmus Lerdorf, Stanislav Malyshev, Brian Moon, Kalle
Sommer Nielsen, Edin Kadribasic
> Contra: Antony Dovgal, Derick Rethans, Jani Taskinen, Lokrain, Felipe Pena, Lukas Kahwe Smith, Marcus
Boerger, David Soria Parra, Johannes Schlüter, Maciek Sokolewicz, Philip Olson, Ilia Alshanetsky,