At 07:58 PM 3/19/2001 +0000, Phil Driscoll wrote:
>My earlier post to the list doesn't seem to have arrived yet, so here it is
>again. You'll note from the posting that I'm not keen on the patch staying
>in. There are considerable efforts being made by several of us on the QA
>team trying to make the language more orthogonal, and this kind of ad hoc
>addition really doesn't help.

isset() is not an internal function but a language construct. I disagree on 
the "using additional arguments for other stuff part". It's often very 
weird that functions behave differently according to the way they are 
called, i.e., if they are passed a string vs. an array they behave 
differently. Very confusing IMO and I wouldn't want to see this kind of 
polymorphic functionality in basic language constructs.
If people are against this patch I don't mind taking it out.
Anyway, I think it's fine the way it is now and useful for people who I 
have seen that do a zillion of isset()'s one after each other, but I might 
be wrong.


> >That is the only thing that I see of any real use as well.  I was just
> >humoring Andi and his idea that we would soon be requesting that feature of
> >knowing which one failed the test.
>I was really voting no for the original feature - just returning true or
>false - unless it can be shown (and implemented) that iswhatever(multiple
>args) will work sensibly across the board, and that implementing
>iswhatever(multiple args) does not waste the function namespace for a new
>feature - e.g. loads of php functions take optional extra arguments to
>modify their behaviour, but once iswhatever gained the multi argument
>functionality described, it would be impossible to extend the functionality
>in this way.
>Cheers, and apologies for such a long sentence
>Phil Driscoll
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