[Zeev Suraski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>]
> Please don't just say it's useful, please say why :)
> dl() has absolutely nothing over loading in php.ini, and has many drawbacks.
Please allow me to coin a new term: "Zeev-ism".  Zeev-isms are of the
form "users don't need X" or "95.6% of the scripts out there don't
need Y". ;-)

The fact is that a lot of people (typically ISP users) don't have
access to php.ini or .htaccess.  If these people need a third party
extension, or one that was not built in their ISP's version of PHP,
they either have to get their ISP to include it (and if the ISP is big
enough and the client small enough, they won't care), or use dl().  If
their ISP hasn't disabled that function, in which case they're screwed
anyway of course.

I do get kinda worried when you pop out a statement like "we're
probably going to deprecate dl() anyway", being able to load
extensions at run-time sort of is one of PEAR's foundations.

Let's try to fix these problems rather than cripping PHP.

 - Stig

  Stig Sæther Bakken <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  Fast Search & Transfer ASA, Trondheim, Norway

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