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.
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
By the way `assert` in Java and Python is an statement, and in C it isn't a
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.