At 07:29 AM 5/10/2001 +0200, Jani Taskinen wrote:
>On Thu, 10 May 2001, Andi Gutmans wrote:
> >At 04:03 PM 5/9/2001 -0400, Jon Parise wrote:
> >>On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 08:28:55PM +0200, Jani Taskinen wrote:
> >>
> >> > Remove. Actually..should that mysql_db_query() be deprecated too?
> >> > Starting 4.0.6 with warning?
> >>
> >>That sounds like a good move to me (provided it's just a warning
> >>for now).  It probably shouldn't be completely removed until 4.1.
> >
> >I'd save the warning for 4.1.
>Really? And can you please give any reasons? And some reasoning
>for all these other stupid things that are dragged along from version
>to version and not started to be depreciated (with a warning..) ?

Because a 0.0.1 version is a minor version and I don't think it is 
appropriate to change this kind of behavior in a minor version.
There are things I would like to have changed too but I don't feel an x.x.1 
version is the right time to do that.
It's just my personal opinion. I respect yours too.

>The crap about breaking someone's scripts is not any good
>reason. If people don't bother to read NEWS files, it's their own
>fault if their scripts break, IMNSHO. I'd like to see the 'break soon'
>movement to get stronger among the core developers. As there really
>are no alternatives for doing this. If you do it slowly, it will hurt
>more than if it's done very quickly. Like pulling a tooth..
>Bloating a language with dozens of 'backwards compatibility
>aliases', with functions which are not supposed to be used anymore, etc.
>is worse thing than maybe breaking someone's scripts. There
>are a lot of people out there who are starting to use PHP at this very
>moment. If these depreciated things are not removed soon, the removing of
>them will bite more and more people when (if never?) it's done.
>And saying here that the new users don't know about these..well, go
>and read some of those PHP tutorials out there..many of them were written
>before PHP 4 was even released. As also many books.
>There are lot of code snippets to be downloaded out there which might
>also contain these depreciated aliases/functions/language constructs.
>p.s. Why it has to be always me who rants? Anyway, I will keep ranting
>until something is really DONE..and not just talked about..even
>if I start sounding like a broken record.

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