Next thing you know is that we have --disable-(your favorite function 
here) for half the functions in php. That's a bad precedent, IMHO.

Brian Moon wrote:

> 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
> happy
>>> 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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