Hi developers, Trying to resolve the bug #75950 (that after long hours I found that I couldn't reproduce), I observed that if `zend.assertions >= 0` the generated code inside `assert()` was indeed executed even if `assert.active = off`. Naturally the function arguments were evaluated before entering into the `assert()` function.
https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=75950 The point is that will be possible to fully disable assertions setting `assert.active = false` after initialization if we turn `assert` into a statement. This can mantain fully backward compatibility. Calling `assert_options(ASSERT_ACTIVE, true)` or `false` after initialization would fully enable or disable the functionality. It seems the most sensible thing to do. By the way `assert` in Java and Python is an statement, and in C it isn't a function. So my question is what is the purpose of mantaining `assert()` a function, there are any drawbacks of fully disabling it when `zend.assertions >= 0`? PS: Strange that nobody cared in recent emails about the proposal to a small increase of the testing coverage by doubling the testing time duration, was somewhat interesting. -- Atenciosamente, Pedro Lacerda