At 19:46 09/12/2002, Andrei Zmievski wrote:
On Mon, 09 Dec 2002, Andi Gutmans wrote:
> <ducking>
> Maybe phpsh would be a good idea for the name of the CLI? It wouldn't
> confuse ppl as much as php-cli
> </ducking>
> I'm really not that sure it makes sense to rename the CGI from php to
> php-cgi after such a long time. It's not as if we're breaking BC for the
> sake of adding very much needed functionality.
> Anyway, I'm -0 for the change and +0 to find a more suitable name for the
> CLI :)

I am actually in favor of CLI executable being 'php'. If it's a problem
on Windows, then we could possibly compromise and have the CGI version
being called php.exe, but I think that it's important we keep it 'php'
on UNIX.
Why? PHP as a shell is going to be used by only a fragment of the amount of users who use it as a CGI. In most senses, it's much more PHP than the CLI is.
Even though the old version was being used as a shell, it was still quite clear that it is the CGI version. And it is quite clear that the CLI version is the one that's new...


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