Let's not worry about the versions right now;  I'm mostly interested in 
getting feedback about the concept itself.


At 14:30 4/5/2001, Stig Sæther Bakken wrote:
>[Zeev Suraski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>]
> > I think that there are two ways to look at the issue that John raised.
> >
> > One, is a cosmetic change, that would add a bit of bloat to classes,
> > and retain another name in them.  Allowing access to it using some
> > specialized function (get_beautiful_class_name() or something like
> > that).
> >
> > The other, is a more fundamental change, and it is to change PHP to be
> > case dependant.  PHP 4.0 follows the standard set by PHP/FI 2.0 (or
> > earlier), and maintains case sensitivity for variable names, but not
> > function names or class names.  IMHO, there's very little reason for
> > this inconsistency, and PHP would have been better off with full case
> > sensitivity across class names, function names and variable names.  It
> > would also improve performance fairly significantly.
> >
> > IMHO, in a compatibility breaking upgrade, we should look into
> > defaulting to case sensitivity, while allowing case insensitivity as a
> > non-default option.
>Ouch.  What about making case sensitivity an option that is disabled
>by default in 4.1, and changing the default for 4.2.  IMHO changing
>this default alone is enough to warrant the 4.1 -> 4.2 transition.
>  - Stig
>   Stig Sæther Bakken <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>   Fast Search & Transfer ASA, Trondheim, Norway

Zeev Suraski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CTO &  co-founder, Zend Technologies Ltd. http://www.zend.com/

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