No, sorry, I think you misunderstood my question.  I would just like to see
a --disable-ereg option for configure.  I would never dream of removing ereg
from PHP as a supported function set.  It would break Phorum and lots of
stuff I have written.

I understand your reaction now Rasmus.  Sorry for the confusion.

Brian Moon
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Zeev Suraski" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Brian Moon" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 3:17 AM
Subject: Re: [PHP-DEV] removing ereg functions

> At 08:50 16/5/2001, Brian Moon wrote:
> >Is it possible to remove the ereg functions?  We have a strict policy to
> >only use preg as they are more reliable and faster.  So, I am not to
> >that PHP is bloated with these ereg functions.
> >
> >Any thoughts?
> Wow, it's like a plague out there. :)
> No way.  ereg() has got to be used by millions of code lines around the
> world.  I don't see it being removed in this millennium.  These functions
> can fit nicely into the lean-and-mean approach.
> Zeev

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