Quoting Zeev Suraski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> >It also makes gettext useable.
> I don't buy that. 'gettext' is hardly the only token that's used
> repeatedly throughout PHP, and we never made any exceptions anywhere
It's the kind of thing that gets used a lot in HTML, where otherwise there
wouldn't be a function call at _all_ - just static text. Replacing gettext()
with _() in this case actually does improve readability, in my opinion.
> > It's documented, for what it's worth:
> That's unfortunate. IMHO, it should be phased out.
Exceptions in php extensions have been made before where the extension mirrors
the c library exactly, in order to not confuse people familiar with the
library. This is another one of those cases - people familiar with gettext will
be very confused if _() doesn't work the way they expect it to.
Charles Hagenbuch, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Some fallen angels have their good reasons.
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