Uhm, no. Read my message again, it actually makes sense.
At 14:56 09-09-01, Jani Taskinen wrote:
>Does this mean we can forget namespaces then?
>Is this where we have come to: blackmail ?
>On Sat, 8 Sep 2001, Zeev Suraski wrote:
> >Let it be noted that I oppose going forward with any other clean-up of the
> >language namespace before this bug goes away. If we don't clean the
> >obvious ones, we might as well keep in everything.
> >(a very disappointed) Zeev
> >At 15:51 08-09-01, Stig Sæther Bakken wrote:
> >>[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
> >> Stig Sæther Bakken <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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