[Zeev Suraski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>]
> At 09:13 08-09-01, Andrei Zmievski wrote:
> >At 05:33 AM 9/8/01 +0300, Zeev Suraski wrote:
> >>That's unfortunate. IMHO, it should be phased out.
> > I'm against it. _() has been around forever as part of gettext
> > package and people who expect to find it in PHP will be pretty
> > disappointed.
> Disappointment isn't exactly the metrics here. People who migrate
> from other languages will be disappointed not to find all sorts of
> things they're used to from their old languages, but it has never been
> a reason to obscure PHP.
> _() has no room in PHP's naming convention. There's a small downwards
> compatibility issue (it's not advertised very promptly), so we should
> deprecate it just like we deprecate and have deprecated other
> functions in the past.
Hey, let's just leave it, please. There's a zillion people who use
this now, it's what they expect if they have used gettext before.
It's been here for 2.5 years, it hasn't bothered anyone until now, and
I don't think removing it would be anything less than counter-
productive. Removing it would only make people alias _ to gettext
themselves, net result being i18n'ed code running slower. It's not
like we're going to add more single-character aliases, so I don't buy
the feature creep argument either.
L_A! (leave _ alone!)
Stig Sæther Bakken <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Fast Search & Transfer ASA, Trondheim, Norway
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