On 02/04/2011 09:49 PM, David Harkness wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 12:42 PM, Hansen, Mike <mike.han...@atmel.com> wrote:
>> I would opt for using my_mail and not overriding a built-in function. It
>> seems to me that it would just cause confusion for the next developer who
>> takes care of your code. You know, that psychopathic programmer that knows
>> your address. =)
> Yes, better to create your own function (or class) to abstract the mail()
> API of your choosing is the better route. You'll have to retrofit the script
> to use it, but you can then swap in different mail systems later without
> changing the client. Even when you don't anticipate needing to switch to a
> different provider, adding an abstraction layer from the start is often
> cheap enough to warrant the risk of never needing to change the
> implementation underneath.
> David

I should have added.

Running APD or runkit in production is probably not a good idea. And
renaming a core function just the same. Monkey patching is a nice
solution. But can cause confusion as well.

Like Mike and David say. Better role your own function / class for this.

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