For what it's worth - casting my vote - I would vote that the PHP/Zend people keep
REGISTER_GLOBALS as an option for one main reason:
Think of how nice it is for the total newbies to be able to have this first tutorial:
<?php print "Hello $myname"; ?>
<form action="<?php print $PHP_SELF; ?>">
what is your name?
<input type="text" name="myname">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="submit">
Think of how many PHP-CURIOUS people it'd turn off if you could ONLY do it with
Hell - I *still* have to go to the php.net announcement page to remember the syntax of
the new type. It doesn't come naturally. Nothing like $variablename.
I think the EASE of the form example, above, is what got me into PHP in the first
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