At 06:30 08-09-01, Chuck Hagenbuch wrote:
>Quoting Joey Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > So let's be the first ones to get our heads on straight and get rid of
> > this ridiculous concept. It is, IMHO, one of the worst ideas in the
> > history of the world...I'd really rather be reading perl regular
> > expressions than this.
>I know that backwards compatibility is a pain in the ass, but you might
>consider that this has been around ever since the gettext extension was
>introduced, before launching the next crusade.
We have more or less of a standard procedure to handle this sort of things
in PHP. Step #1 is to remove it from the documentation completely. Step
#2 is to create notices to encourage people to stop using it, and possibly
an INI option to turn it off. Step #3 removes it altogether.
>Just out of the curiosity, have any of the people jumping on the bandwagon to
>bash this ever actually _used_ gettext at any kind of scale?
requirement to write $_COOKIE. Seriously, it's not just an
example. People would use $_GET, $_COOKIE, $_SERVER a hell of a lot more
than gettext(). And still, we didn't try to come up with some nifty short
for them. Note that gettext() isn't exactly
get_an_international_version_of_this_string() either, it's just 7 letters
for Perl's sake :)
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