On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 at 11:09, Christian Schneider <cschn...@cschneid.com> wrote:
> Am 14.08.2019 um 10:39 schrieb Peter Kokot <peterko...@gmail.com>:
> >> The best counterargument I can give against "cleaning up" is that it takes 
> >> energy away from actual new features, even if it's just the mental energy 
> >> of monitoring and responding to long threads like this one.
> >
> > Code is like a garden. If there are unwanted weeds and nobody cleans
> > them up, the flowers don't shine and grow as they should.  Cleaning of
> > the weeds is just as important as new features. A bit less but
> > important.
> Going with your analogy: Some things (like short open tags) are that 
> individual small flower in the corner of the garden which does not multiply. 
> We already spent way too much time discussing it, the rest of the garden 
> needs water and the gardeners are fighting over a dandelion. A bike-shed 
> discussion at its worst: No real gain but everybody has an opinion.
> Real cleaning up, now that's where it gets interesting. And those discussions 
> tend to be more productive even recently.
> Oh and: I'm very much afraid the OP was trolling and succeeded in getting 
> people to react, so please, please let this particular thread die :-(
> - Chris

I'm sorry but until the RFC is still in voting phase, participants
should be welcome to express opinions. And the message by OP was
correct. PHP is having a lot of these old sins and they are standing
out, yes.

Peter Kokot

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