On 28-4-2022 21:42, Rowan Tommins wrote:
On 28/04/2022 15:09, Juliette Reinders Folmer wrote:
Ah! So you're basically asking for the impossible. Search for a code
pattern where a deprecation would not be useful, while noone has been
able to come up with one.
Not at all. I'm saying look at how different people use the function,
and then see how the deprecation would affect them, without searching
for any particular code pattern.
That's exactly what I did with my recent RFC, and I found it a very
useful exercise in understanding the impact:
I would never have thought of some of the examples you showed in your
earlier e-mail, so I'm genuinely curious what other patterns it's
And that's basically exactly what I already did which led me to discover
the patterns I posted about as they looked concerning (though I didn't
use Nikic's tool, but the WIP PHPCompatibility sniff)...
I scanned a significant number of widely-used codebases and their
dependencies and used the PHPCS `--report=code` view to see the code
being flagged in context.
- Some of the things flagged were/are false positives (WIP sniff, still
fine-tuning), which I could dismiss out of hand.
- Some of the things flagged is code which will start throwing
deprecation notices (all good).
- Some code pattern flagged peaked my curiousity as they wouldn't throw
a deprecation notice, but would lead to reversed behaviour... which is
when I posted about this in the channel with the typical pattern I
identified as dangerous without deprecation notice.