On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 7:07 PM, Levi Morrison <le...@php.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Nicolas Grekas
> <nicolas.gre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> To handle this in code written around current __toString seems pretty
> > simple
> >
> > Yes it is, but that's not what we're talking about:
> > BC is about having perfectly fine code working in e.g. 7.0 be still
> working
> > fine on 7.1 *without any change*.
> >
> > Right now, we have red test suites on php7.1rc2.
> > This is the symptom of a BC break, by definition.
> > And the issue is not the existing code we have, but the new one that is
> > changing the behavior of the engine.
> This was understood when the decision was made. You seem to not be
> understanding the bigger issue and instead focusing on the BC break
> for a *single minor release, and a dot zero at that*. If we keep the
> BC compat this method is redundant and useless forever. If we fix it
> we break your code for *one single minor release, and a dot zero at
> that*. Which is the bigger disruption?
> This is why the decision was made. It is better to have the useful
> functionality from here on out than to preserve BC with a single minor
> release, and a dot-zero at that.
I'm just wondering, how is it possible that this got changed when the only
RFC mentioning this change got rejected (
https://wiki.php.net/rfc/reflectiontypeimprovements )? I don't see any
consensus in the later discussion so unless I missed something, which is
quite possible, this change should not be there in the first place, right?



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